One thing is a fact — we will ALL get older.
And along with that, comes looking and feeling older.
Some people will do what they can to retain youth — creams, diets, workouts…. even surgery.
But what if we looked at aging through a different filter?
What if the “fountain of youth” was all about getting wiser, knowing better, letting go, releasing fear, living in the moment, having fun…
All that stuff about how we look on the outside and feel on the inside… the wears and tears… well those are all “battle wounds”; evidence that our engines have been running for a while, taking us to where we need to go and back.
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” Mark Twain
What if “looking” young was all about how we felt on the inside? And more importantly, what if it was about applying the tools we learned along the way to live a stress-free and happier life today?
We all know the science that those who are “happier” than most live healthier and longer lives than most, and also look younger than most their age.
(Want to get happy but don’t know where to start? Here’s a great piece on the Formula To “Fake” Your Way To Happiness)
So let go and let live. Have fun and start to shine. Look back in gratitude and look forward with excitement, no matter what’s ahead.
And this video below really gives you something to think about when it comes to aging gracefully.
Looking back at life, what advice would you give to your younger self and what will you continue to apply in life and accept about getting older?