“A person without a sense of humor is like a wagon without springs. It’s jolted by every pebble on the road.”
- Henry Ward Beecher
There are any number of things we learn in life, and few lessons we need as much as learning to age gracefully.
With age comes wisdom, or so they say. I like to think that’s the case, but you never really know until you have some age under your belt. Then you find there’s a lot you don’t know and some things you should have paid better attention to along the way.
People generally arrive in your life for a reason, so pay attention, especially while they’re present, since they may not be with you for very long.
Every time someone leaves, it’s not necessarily abandonment. They may be needed somewhere else and you shouldn’t take it personally.
Every rejection is not a “never” but sometimes the “no” may be a simple “not now” and you really do want to try again, especially if it’s something you want and are willing to work towards. After all, how much can it really be worth if you’re not willing to work for it?
If you’ve been on the down side most of your life, never having enough, never getting what you want, never in the spotlight, rarely rewarded and overworked and underpaid, maybe it’s time to see about taking the high road. In other words, is your glass always half empty? Maybe, just for a short time, take the opposite tack, and pretend it’s always half full. See what starting a day on a positive note can bring into your life.
I’ll bet there is more of everything you ever needed and you just didn’t notice it until now. Isn’t it nice to have so much for a change? So much more so you can share the abundance in your life with others?
Remember, the good times are multiplied when we share with friends, but sorrows are reduced in the same sharing.
And these few secrets are those that help us to age gracefully.