Age is just a number….

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If you discount the fact that dressing up essentially includes you having to thrust your face onto the mirror for a careful scrutiny if new ‘worry’ lines that have added to the existing ones, on a face that prided spotless beauty not too long ago; and this close scrutiny leading to the painful discovery of your receding hairline that has receded, may be a wee bit further, since the last time you checked (that was just the previous day!).

Or the possibility that an impromptu game of football with your son and his friends (as you played the super-cool-fit dad) caused you to slow down considerably for the next few days so that your family (your son in particular) and colleagues did not notice that little limp that was a result of strained muscles and joints.

Or that last bit of left-over dinner that you so gladly polished off on the pretext of setting an example of  not ‘wasting’ food or that extra piece of chocolate cake that had unintentionally ended up in your mouth just to soothe another mood swing end up as love handles, bulges all about you a little to0 faster than you expected.

Or that your constant ‘forgetful’ episodes have actually got you Googling for ‘Alzheimer’s’.

Well, the good news is that we all, yes every one of us, are going to see this day and no ‘magical’ elixir will come to our rescue.

Today, if it is me, tomorrow it will be you.

But, we could magic out some ‘laugh’ lines in place of ‘worry’ lines; ditch that meaningless soap on television for a 30-minute walk – it not only helps you get fitter but is a sure shot help to uplift your mood. Enjoy a hobby – even if it is gossip mongering! Stay fit, eat healthy, and keep a tab on your weights for as a fellow blogger rightly said – ‘your posterior is not going to look great in a hospital gown.’

Age is just a number….so age gracefully!!!

 

PS. I decided to write this post after I spent my morning with my 61-year-old friend, who is not only young at heart but can still look elegant in an evening gown. A retired English teacher, she enjoys traveling when she is not spending her time with her children, grandchildren and old students.

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  1. with the first silver appearing on your developing pate, on your way to becoming a silver fox, and the young nubiles looking away, starts our journey to the ‘grey world’. The important thing is not to lose our sense of humor and never to take the silver on the pate and an expanding midriff too seriously!!

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  2. with the first silver appearing on your developing pate, on your way to becoming a silver fox, and the young nubiles looking away, starts our journey to the ‘grey world’. The important thing is not to lose our sense of humor and never to take the silver on the pate and an expanding midriff too seriously!!

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  3. Love it, love it all!
    The interesting writing style, the pop colors of your blog and the overall blending is so refreshing to read! Fealt so good to read this!

    I came across your blog from the DreamBigDreamOften post, where I had been nominated alongside you!
    It was great going through your posts, would love if you could come check some of mine too 🙂

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  4. Great post! Age really is just a number. I find that I often forget my actual age number because it just doesn’t matter to me anymore. It’s all about how I feel.

    I found your blog from the DreamBigDreamOften post, where we were featured together!
    I’ve enjoyed reading through you posts. I would love if you could come check some of mine too!
    Thanks! Rachel

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