People, love and laughter. Going to work for me is a joy. Oh sure there are days I don't want to get out of bed, but more often than not, I'm up and raring to go.
I was allowed to dance for the residents today. It was a three minute event for me, but the smiles on their faces made me feel so happy. Afterward, I gave my pink lei to one of the ladies who had a birthday. She said to me: "Do you know how old I am??" I told her, indeed I did know. She is 101, to which she replied, I don't feel it.
She told me, she lived her life doing what she felt, not what was expected of her at a certain age. She dresses cute, puts her makeup on everyday. She also stays active. Even though she is wheelchair bound, she wheels herself everywhere, when asked if she needs help, her answer is no, I need my exercise. Well done Pauline.
I am reading a fantastic book by Dr. Christiane Northrup called Goddesses Never Age. On page 17 she writes; "Vitality is our natural state. Taking all the right suppliments and pills, or getting the right procedure done, isn't the prescription for anti-aging. It's ageless living that brings back a sense of vibrancy and youthfulness." Touche' Christiane!
I work with a beautiful young woman who just turned 27. She was lamenting her feeling of getting older. I thought, wow, how sad that women are made to feel this way. What you hear is; Oh, your biological clock is ticking. . . or suggestions on creams to use, or vitamins to take. As of today I am 57. I didn't start feeling this way until I noticed my arms start to look crepey. Well, honestly it's a bit worse that crepeing, but I still have good muscle definition and that will have to do.
I don't worry about covering up my face, or my arms because they are still useful and in good working order. By the way, the best "anti-aging" procedure I know is to smile. Does a girl good. It also does all those around you good.
Today my future looks bright, I have family, work and friends I love, a beautiful place to live and I am ageless. I am up for any challenge and try to always look at the silver lining and realize the sun still shines behind every cloud.
Fantasizing the freedom to dance and dress the way I want, to laugh and stop focusing on the mirror. Life is good.