Young Forever?

If you had your way, would you stay forever young? 

With a strong, husky, forceful voice, many may answer YES!  After all, they say, who wants to grow old and face failing eyesight, declining health, dentures, and body-part replacements?

I would reply in a soft, confident voice (and with the wisdom of one who is no longer young in years) that I will put up with the downside of aging in order to experience the joys that come with senior years.  I am fortunate enough to be able to appreciate the following:

  • Retirement and with it the comfort of knowing that the decades of work I endured and even enjoyed are finally paying off
  • Seeing my children leading productive lives, being thankful for the educational opportunities they had
  • Playing with my grandchildren for hours on end without having to worry about going to work tomorrow
  • Taking the time, finally, to write the book I always said I’d write if I just had the time**
  • Traveling, traveling, and traveling some more with a loving spouse and treasured family members
  • Not having to set an alarm clock unless I want to!
  • Making more new friends 
  • Going to the bank and the grocery store any time I want to – avoiding weekends so the working folks can have their turns

Although nature has a way of changing our outside youthful appearance as we age, I, for one, want to remain the unique person I am on the inside.  That is a choice I must make.  It is a shame that there are those who judge only by what they see and not by what they take the time to experience.

Live! Experience! Enjoy!

Alice

**Stay tuned for news about my upcoming book!

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About Alice Maxin

Professional Writer, Certified Life Coach, Founder of The Write Turn - "Write it down, make it happen!" When you need just the right words, I am just the right person to write them for you: from wedding wishes to eulogies, from workplace flyers to retirement speeches and more. I'll help you say what you mean to get what you want. If you are looking for help in achieving personal or business goals, partnering with me as a certified professional coach is an excellent move to make. You are your own best asset; now work that to your advantage. With my background in education, writing, and labor relations, I am the right person to call at The Write Turn.
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