Yesterday I posted blog about looking younger, slimmer no matter what your age. I received some interesting comments e-mailed from a few friends and acquaintances . They felt the suggestions in the books were not realistic. The general consensus was – why bother to do this when you’re older. It’s too much of an effort. Or even sadder – I’m too old to concern myself with appearances. Nobody looks at me anyways.
This growing old is non-negotiable. However, your attitude towards aging is your choice. It’s a mind-set, and not just about appearances. One hears men and women say they are old on the outside, but in their head they are still young.
I have many wonderful friends of various ages. The youngest is nine years old. She is an old soul. We discuss the future (hers), do art projects and watch movies together. The next youngest friend is 20 years old, occasionally raids my closet and is planning to open her own business.
This is the secret to not looking old . Don’t act your age. Don’t say you are too old to do something new. Don’t dress your age. Approach this time of your life with joy and confidence.
Smile. Smile. Smile.
Enjoy your younger life.
(photograph June 2016)