It is demonstrated all around us everyday. The weather changes moment by moment, tides, plants, animals, surroundings, people. Life is all about change.
Each year we change, even when we don't try. It is either change for the better or the worse. Life never stays neutral. Either we become weaker or stronger, sharper or dull. The choice is yours.
I try to learn something new everyday. Simply staying alert and listening, leads to learning. I learn from the people around me. Their example will either give me understanding of things to do better, or things to avoid.
As a young woman, I often worked with the elderly. It gave me a good idea of what I wanted to be, what was to be fostered and what was to be avoided. As life goes on, I am working my way through the maze of life, making choices to become like the little old ladies that inspired me. The 85 year old with her colorful style and youthful spirit when I was 21 in a dental office, Hilda, in the church I worked for, who always had a spring in her step and surprised me every time I saw her.
Then there was the example set by the grumpy, dowdy ones. You know the type, you ask how they are and they give you a laundry list of their complaints, aches and pains. Both types of people have influenced me. Not so much by what they said, but how they made me feel.
I want to make others around me feel happy. Giving happiness, brings happiness.
Fantasizing freedom to grow older without aging. Will you join me?