I’ve been seeing lots of articles in my social media feeds lately about women who lament the ageing process. They talk about the many, many things they absolutely hate about it and why it’s so awful. Not me. There are plenty of things I like about getting older. It’s gonna happen anyway, if you are lucky, so you may as well have a decent attitude about it. Because everyone knows that bitter old lady in the house down the street that no one wants to spend much time with. You don’t want to be the neighborhood Mrs Kravitz.
♥ I like that I have the opportunity to get older. Lots of folks don’t. Plain and simple.
♥ I I like birthdays, always have. May I have another please?
♥ I kicked breast cancer in the booty, I can do hard things.
♥ My family, the people who love me, just keeps getting bigger.
♥ My kids are grown – no more soccer practice, band practice, wrestling, football etc. No more birthday parties with screaming kids and no more buying gifts for kids I might not even know.
♥ I can pee in peace.
♥ I can eat what I want when and where I want and only have to tell my dogs “no” and I’m left alone.
♥ Midlife crisis – an opportunity to jettison everything that isn’t working and only keep what you really, truly love.
♥ I honestly don’t care what other people think about what I do, say or how I look. Don’t like it? Don’t look.
♥ Dressing for comfort – see above.
♥ Major life hurdles (who to marry, how many kids, college or no, career or no?) all behind me.
♥ I can go to be whenever I want. No one expects me to say out until 2 am any more.
♥ I can get up whenever I want. No toddlers crawling in bed with me at 6 am with a reeking diaper.
♥ Fewer emotional extremes. I’m feeling more thoughtful these days.
♥ No more sweating the small stuff. I’ve been through big stuff and this usual day-to-day stuff is not big at all.
♥ I like me and I love my life. I’ve spent a lot of time working on myself and I’m at a place where I like me.
♥ I feel no need to keep up with the Joneses. I have a small house that is kind of old and needs some work but I love it. You can have your McMansion.
♥ I’m waaaay less judge-y than I was when I was younger. You do you and I’ll stand by and cheer you on.
♥ I the “WANT MONSTER” is dying off. I have begin to realize that sometimes less is more. I simply don’t need to surround myselfwith a whole lot of material things.
♥ I can count my four kids among my BEST FRIENDS.
♥ I get to be silly and spontaneous and no one expects any different.
I think that life will just get better as I get older!
Age has brought more of a positive attitude and tremendous gratitude along with the knowledge that with every passing year I am so darn lucky to get to live the life I live.
Being grateful has become a daily ritual that enhances my life in so many positive ways.
So what do YOU like about getting older? Please share in the comment section below.