Tuesday, March 29, 2011

A Quick Discussion on Aging

I am not getting any younger but in general I feel younger than my age. 

The women on television and in my community are doing some crazy things in order to look youthful.  I'm sure there will be a time when I'll consider going under the knife to remove a few decades but at the moment but I hope not.

I find when women are true to themselves they don’t seem to age.  When they do what they love and are happy doing it, they seem to have more grace and beauty than their counterparts. 

If at the end of my life I say, “Thank goodness I worked hard to look good”, then I failed.

If I succeeded then I’ll say, “I really lived my life and I was happy.”

How do you feel about aging?

18 comments:

  1. I believe in aging to the fullest!! I'll keep every frown line and opposing smile line and embrace them. I hope to become the best I can be whatever that may 'look' like :) By the way, I am 65!!

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  2. I like aging. I'm 51 now. I still take a shot at basketball and two-touch football with the youth group from church (but, I'm careful. Weak ankles now :) It is easier to write now - more stories, experience, etc. No, it is not all fun, but I know that somehow aging has good aspects to it. After all, it is part of the Master's plan. I know that Cheryl and I drew from the wisdom of the older ones when we were younger. I hope that we now have some of that to share with the younger. That is one of the most gratifying things for us now, when we are able to encourage someone younger.

    As always, good post. And, on Family Fountain now I have posted an article from Prov. 31:30 about beauty being fleeting. It then links to another blog that I think you will like - The Quiet Quill. The host is finishing up a series of guest posts on the Prov. 31 Woman.

    wb

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  3. 100% AGREE!!! In fact, I feel very strong about this one. My Mother in law (54) and both of my sister in laws (34 and 31 respectively)(only one born to the mother in law) have all had cosmetic surgery. I mean, extensive cosmetic surgery! It drives me nuts because they are all beautiful, they are still not happy and I'm not sure they ever will be. I refuse to live like that. Eventually they will all look like I could be their mother, but at least I am not trying to hide who I really am. I think it's sad that we are one of the few societies that honors beauty over wisdom. Age is seen as taboo, something to hide. Not me!!! I love that with every wrinkle and gray hair I have something to show for it, something learned. Amen to aging gracefully and full of wisdom!!! : ) Good post.

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  4. What a GREAT subject. I was watching THS on E about the worst Plastic Surgery cases of the stars. It blows my mind. I also have two friends that work in Doctor's offices as Estetician (I can never spell that word) - and they are both in their 20s and considering botox. I had to laugh.

    I hope to grow old gracefully. Sure - hair color, facials, massage - pampering is one thing. Injecting botulism and pulling my skin so tight I look like at surprise feline is another.

    I honestly HOPE I never want to.. time with tell..

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  5. I'm really trying to focus on what's on the inside, that's the part that I want to stay beautiful and youthful! Yes, I still want to age gracefully, but I don't think I'll go under the knife to accomplish that.

    BTW - KLV looks just like you in that top photo! It's beautiful!

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  6. Totally agree! My husband and I were watching tv, and he commented about how you can just look at a celebrity and tell they've had extensive facial work -- but the cosmetic really is that, and all the work does not age well!

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  7. Great topic! I agree the focus should be to live life fully and from the inside-out, let that beauty radiate :) I want to age gracefully. When I see elderly ladies in our neighborhood looking upset most of the time, I feel sorry for them and it reminds me I have choices to make now so I don't end up bitter and grumpy.

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  8. I agree that being true to yourself is the ultimate anti-aging secret. I embrace getting older. I am 41 and have never been happier living my life to the fullest. My daughter is 21 and recently she and I went out for her birthday and we were both carded. I love it!

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  9. I think my inner me will always feel young. It will be interesting to have that jarring experience of looking in the mirror and seeing an image that doesn't match up with my self perception. I kind of think that will be the time to stop looking in the mirror!

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  10. Oh, I have to admit that I do have a hard time getting older. I now understand the beauty of having children though because Little Lewie keeps me young, giggling, and on my toes. Sometimes I wish our lives could stop and only they get older. How silly!

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  11. I think all the trying to look youthful is so sad. I am only 25 but I feel like older women are so beautiful and am actuall looking forward to aging with grace. I cannot stand it when I see women trying to look 20 years younger, I think they always end up looking worse. I am going to embrace everything that comes with aging! Plus these women ar teaching their kids a horrible lesson on appearance! Yuck!

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  12. ah, sometimes I wonder why women go to such great lengths for beauty...so crazy! I am in my 30's, rarely wear make-up(ha, can't believe I admit that!) and feel great, minus the fact that I'd like to lose 15lbs, I feel happy on the outside...oh and right now my face is breaking out, but other than that, I'm GOOD! hahaha! Great post :)

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  13. It is so important to stay focused on our inner beauty and then the outer beauty will show through. I have noticed that the past few years have made it harder for me to lose weight and I don't feel like I used to about my outer beauty. I think a healthy balance and remaining true to ourselves on the inside will allow for the understanding of what is truly important to come out. The key to both inner and outer beauty is happiness. I hope you are doing great!

    Mama Hen

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  14. New follower! Thanks for the visit!

    laura@imnotatrophywife.com

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  15. I think this is the type of attitude I need to adopt!

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  16. Thanks for visiting me at WynnieBee : D I agree about being true to yourself and to be the age you are. I'm 57 but feel 20 most of the time (except for a few aches and pains and hot flashes) LOL. After awhile you accept an attitde of gratitude - makes life a whole lot more fun : D

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  17. I don't feel my age, either. I am a lotion and potion junkie so I try to battle the little lines but they don't bother me. I just try to live a healthy, happy life.

    By the way, LOVE the new top picture of KLV. What a hoot she is! She looks a lot like you there I think :)

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