Getting older isn’t hard, it just happens. I’ve never understood why people freak out about certain birthdays, it’s not like we have a choice and I consider myself lucky on every birthday to have made it another year. Maybe it’s time we start celebrating life by looking at birthdays as the start of a great new adventure and not the end of our youth. You can’t stay young, that’s been proven, so find a way to enjoy yourself no matter how old the calendar says you are.
I’m a firm believer in never losing the joy in playing, the delight in talking to children, the bliss is enjoying beauty of the world, and of listening to the inspirational sounds of music.
Here are my favorite quotes on aging….
The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball. ~Doug Larso
The great thing about getting older is that you don’t lose all the other ages you’ve been. ~Madeleine L’Engle
Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. ~Samuel Ullman
Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been. ~Mark Twain, Following the Equator
Do not regret growing older. It is a privilege denied to many. ~Author Unknown
A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. ~John Barrymore
We are always the same age inside. ~Gertrude Stein
In the central place of every heart there is a recording chamber. So long as it receives a message of beauty, hope, cheer, and courage – so long are you young. When the wires are all down and our heart is covered with the snow of pessimism and the ice of cynicism, then, and only then, are you grown old. ~Douglas MacArthur
Anyone who stops learning is old, whether at twenty or eighty. ~Henry Ford
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you were? ~Satchel Paige
It’s important to have a twinkle in your wrinkle. ~Author Unknown
When grace is joined with wrinkles, it is adorable. There is an unspeakable dawn in happy old age. ~Victor Hugo
The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible. ~Judith Regan
Some people, no matter how old they get, never lose their beauty – they merely move it from their faces into their hearts. ~Martin Buxbaum
We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing. George Bernard
At age 20, we worry about what others think of us. At 40, we don’t care what they think of us. At 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all. -Ann Landers
Everyone is the age of their heart. ~Guatemalan Proverb
True terror is to wake up one morning and discover that your high school class is running the country. ~Kurt Vonnegut
The other day a man asked me what I thought was the best time of life. “Why,” I answered without a thought, “now.” ~David Grayson
We love aged wine and distressed furniture, so why do we not appreciate the same features in people? – ME
May you find some joy in knowing that growing old isn’t the worst thing that can happen to a person.