Why Age Is a Beautiful Thing


I decided to write and record this blog post so that you have the option of listening as well as reading it.


You can listen HERE…


Age is beautiful. Let me tell you why age is beautiful.


It’s beautiful, because when someone is older, they tend to be wiser if they go about their life in a meaningful way. When there’s meaning to their life, they feel good about themselves. When someone is openminded towards growth, learning, and discovering all of life’s possibilities, age is beautiful.


Age is beautiful because we’ve had a chance to experience life, which has included many, upon many experiences—if we’re lucky and fortunate enough. We’ve had the chance to become cultured, book smart, streetsmart, and we’ve had the chance to soak up so much of what this beautiful world has to offer.


And as far as physical beauty, age is a beautiful thing once again. I used to get checked out and looked at since the time that I was a young girl. We all like to be admired, and as hubris as this may sound, now that I’m older, I get checked out and looked at a lot more. Believe it or not, it’s true. And if you don’t believe me, I don’t have to hear about it, because this is a blog post or a voice post rather.


But I feel this way, not because I’m more aware of people looking at me or noticing me and making comments. But more so, because people are actually seeing me more, the inner me, all of what I’ve become, and in more of a complete away. People are starting to notice me as a whole person, as someone who has a voice, an opinion, strength, resilience, and a bit of wisdom and inspiration, or at least I’d like to think so.


Age is beautiful, because it means you’ve had a chance to create beautiful things, to learn the things that you’ve wanted to learn, to see beautiful things, possibly the chance to travel the world. And most of all, the chance to learn what true beauty really does mean.


Once you’re older you start to see inner beauty just as much, if not more than exterior beauty. When someone is older they tend to have more depth to what they say, and they learn how to say it in a delicate and poised manner much more. They see that the tone of how they talk can make all of the difference in what type of response someone will give them to what they’re saying, and not merely to hear the words that they use. People tend to listen more.


When someone is older, they have a chance to give back to those who are less fortunate and in need, and they start to see the beauty in doing so, and what it means to be sincerely selfless, loving, and giving.


So the next time that someone puts you down for your age, or if you feel that perhaps you’re getting older and losing that youthful spirit and good looks, remember this…


Wherever we are in life, whatever we’re doing, we need to live in the moment and appreciate what we have right now, this very minute.


We need to stop this thinking pattern, this destructive thinking pattern of what we don’t have or what we don’t have anymore or can’t do the same anymore. But instead, to start thinking with light, love, optimism, hope, and acceptance. Accept who you are, who you’ve become, and think about today, a game plan, and the goals that you have for tomorrow. Think about that game plan that you have for your future or that you should have.


Dont regret your past. The past is dead and gone and can do you no good. Memories? Memories are good to have. Memories are nice to have—the good ones. We don’t need to hold onto the bad ones. Kill the thought and move along.


Think about all of the beautiful gifts that you have in life, and appreciate them. Your senses, sense of smell, your hearing, sense of taste, your taste buds, and all of the things that we take for granted. Our hands, our fingers, our toes so that we can walk around, our health, the people that we have in our lives. We need to stop this pattern of thinking about what we don’t have. It’s so important to start appreciating what we do have in our lives. And if you want more in life, strive harder, work harder, and go after whatever it is.


But don’t you for one second sit there feeling sorry for yourself, feeling depressed, miserable, empty, worthless, or hating the fact that you’re getting older. Age is beautiful. I’ve thought this way since I was younger, and still feel the same. Those grey hairs, that balding scalp—it’s beautiful, you’re beautiful. Don’t let anyone tell you differently.


Feel proud of the life that you’re living. Feel good about where you are. And if you look at the world with optimism, you will start to truly appreciate just how beautiful life can really be.

 

Anne Cohen

Founder, Owner, Writer, and Editor at Anne Cohen Writes
Anne Cohen is a lifestyle and relationship blogger based in Los Angeles, CA. Her blogs are Anne Cohen and Anne Cohen Writes. She contributes to various publications including The Huffington Post, Elite Daily, and many more. She's passionate about love, writing, chess, and more than anything, her two kids.

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