If you follow my blog, you may already know that I am a member of Generation Fabulous - a great online group of women who are part of a generation that, while some like to think of as midlife, I like to think of as Not So Baby Boomers. This month, we were given the topic of aging gracefully, so here is my perspective.
I think that aging gracefully is not just a matter of accepting the aging process, but a state of mind, body and spirit. Let me explain.
Mind - Less than a year ago, I decided to start this blog, Organized Island. Through this endeavor, I have exposed myself to a whole new world of subjects including topics such as social media, search engine optimization, HTML, photo editing, writing and blogging communities. All that I have learned has been challenging and invigorating albeit, frustrating at times. I believe that one should never stop learning as long as we are living.
Body - I would be lying if I said that each new wrinkle was a gift. In fact, my usual reaction is where the hell did that come from? But I do swear by a few good habits that I have made through most of my life including taking vitamins, drinking lots of
wine beer cocktails water, incorporating exercise into my life and using lots of sunscreen and moisturizer.
Spirit - Attitude and Gratitude is so important. I embrace the inner child that is still within me. I begin every morning by reflecting on the positives that are in my life. Yes, challenges are a part of life, but I am stronger as a result of the struggles I have overcome. Each day has positives in it if you look closely.
So that is my take on aging gracefully. My passion for life and the wonderful blessings in it allow the attitude of joie de vivre in my mind, body and spirit.
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