Hello Everyone! Here’s a profound article from my friend Millie:
Life, Age and Wisdom
I just wanted to make a comment concerning life and age and the wisdom hopefully I have gained. At 60 a lot of my friends were retiring and me?, well I decided to go back to school. What I learned about myself made me realize that it is okay to be whom I really am and that I (and everyone) am worthy and deserve to be happy. I also learned that I am smart, I made the Dean’s list, huh who would have thought. In high school the teacher asked me one day why I was so stupid as my brother was so smart?
We all go through; pardon the expression, CRAP in our lives and some of it is pretty darn messy. The most important thing I learned is it’s not about the mistakes we make, or the bad things that happen to us; it’s about how we decide to go through them. Do we go through the tough times gracefully, or rail at the universe? I decided I would not be a victim and decided to make the last era of my life the best.
At the age of 63, I now own my first home. Wow it’s amazing. I am not interested in winding down, I am just winding up. I have so much on my bucket list and I am checking them off one at a time, it makes me feel on top of the world. I will reach for the stars and even if I fall short at times, what the heck it was a good reach and I’ll catch the next one.
Life is interesting and it is never over until you say it is. Just because there’s this hidden agenda that we are suppose to slow down at a certain age or there are certain expectations; I thumb my nose at them. I just wish I had good co-ordination, and balance because I would love to be able to ride a motorcycle out on the open road with the wind in my hair; but that’s not something I can do because I’d probably fall off. LOL So I stick to what I can do and I keep moving forward.
I want everyone to realize you can make dreams come true, you only have to believe and oh what fun it can be. Never doubt yourself and never give into fear, forge ahead and see where it leads you, and never give up on you.