This post was forwarded to me by 5 different friends and for good reason. It is a celebratory, real and inspiring piece on women and aging.
Not often do we read something that gives us a roadmap for living our lives. As we age, we all know that a healthy attitude is key abut that’s just the beginning. There’s so much more to consider and this article helps to guide us all.
For those of us who have crossed the 50 year mark we look to our elders for their wisdom and Mary Pipher’s piece in the New York Times is an important read.
Acceptance, gratitude, focusing on the positive, understanding how to create joy and look for beauty are our tickets to happiness. You will want to read and re-read this.
If the title doesn’t grab you the tag line will. The Joy Of Being A Woman In Her 70’s“Many of us have learned that happiness is a skill and a choice.”
This is my favorite empowering section,,,,
“We can be kinder to ourselves as well as more honest and authentic. Our people-pleasing selves soften their voices and our true selves speak more loudly and more often. We don’t need to pretend to ourselves and others that we don’t have needs. We can say no to anything we don’t want to do. We can listen to our hearts and act in our own best interest. We are less angst-filled and more content, less driven and more able to live in the moment with all its lovely possibilities.