Aging with Grace

A friend posted a link to this great blog post called “100 Ways to Age with Grace, Elegance & Joie de Vivre”. I loved it. I plan on rereading it a few more times, and coming up with my own list.

There are some challenges of aging. Your skin starts to separate from your body. (Kids thinking about getting tattoos should take a good look at a middle aged body and realize that will happen to them. AKA, neck tattoos may prove to be a problem. But that’s another post). Your joints creak. Men your age date women twenty years younger.

But here’s the joy of it–you stop caring as much. About any of it. The realization that we are here for a very short time comes driving towards you. You can freeze in fear, or you can recognize the fear but still move forward. Somehow I am jumping on the second path, and the results are joyous.

I am going to work on a list of five new things to help me live with flair. I’ll post them later. Meanwhile, what do you think?

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Ruth Polleys says:

    Wonderful find–and what a great idea to devise your own list! I think I shall my own:

    1. Recognize friends and their great ideas–and emulate them!


  2. Ruth Polleys says:

    correction: I think I shall *start* my own…(and add 2. Proofread everything twice!)


    1. jahennrikus says:

      Isn’t it a wonderful list? As someone who lives a charmed life, it gives me a lot of good ideas. Maybe this should be a weekly thing for both our blogs–the charmed life list, or what I’ve learned.


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