Friday, March 26, 2010

Gratitude Friday: Aging

Well let me define that a little further. I am very grateful for the wisdom one gains from aging contently. It has given me a fresher and more genuine perspective on life, unencumbered by societal influences and other people's expectations. Yes, even the newly formed lines and wrinkles seem to give a dimension to the experiences that I've encountered along the way and define me in this mid-life body.

As Carl Jung has stated, "We cannot live in the afternoon of life according to the program of life's morning - for (often) what was great in the morning will be little at evening, and what in the morning was true at evening becomes a lie."

From Wayne Dyer's daily dose (Wednesday: I appreciate all that I am and all that I have.

Have a joyful weekend!


barb cabot said...

So well said. In the morning I do as my mother used to always tell me. That is to say "Thank you God for this day." It is also why I have promoted in my own family to "Carpe Diem" and have tried to live that in my own life. Seizing the moment to travel, do the things that really make me happy and to focus on this moment not worrying about things I cannot change in the past or things I have no control of in the future.
Love your thoughts. Happy weekend.

Trekcapri said...

Hi Flygirl, great gratitude post and oh so true. God how I've missed my blogging friends. Thank you so much for sharing and have a fabulous weekend!

Annie said...

Great thought in this post. You have a good weekend too!

flygirl said...

Thank you all! Trekcapri is back? Yahoo.

Anne said...

Very timely post for me, having just rolled over to age 46 yesterday! I'm not one to mind my age, but I do have a little twinge whenever I hit the downward slope of a decade! But for the most part, I truly just keep feeling better and stronger and well, just more amazing every year!

Thanks for this great post, I AM grateful for my age!

Diana Strinati Baur said...

I completely agree with this. Very well stated. This is the only way of thinking that enables us to leave worry and anxiety somewhat behind. We simply cannot worry too much what people think anymore. We need to know that we are good people, and good people make the best decisions they. I believe this is part of becoming wise, which seems to come through the lessons of a life well lived.