So maybe you’ve got a little silver on your head and a few wrinkles on your face, but when you get up in the morning you still feel like you’re only twenty-one. Join the crowd! We naturally beautiful and healthy senior women keep looking youthful for longer and longer. But, we still feel tortured and put upon by the commercials and ads that play into the youthful culture and say that beauty is in the face of youth and once you’re old, you’re done.
But think about those wrinkles and how you got them. Life hands you a lot — and the longer you live, the more time we experience the pull of gravity. That’s got nothing to do with “ugly.” Quite the contrary, it’s a beautiful sign of having loved, served, lived; of having all kinds of experiences, good and bad.
Young people are in for some great big surprises as they live their lives. Remember when you danced naked and wildly at Woodstock with flowers in your hair? Remember how we thought this was the best time of our lives, and it would never get better? Would you really want to turn back the clock? Would you want to have to be young and have to start all over again? Think about that. Aren’t a few wrinkles and a few gray hairs worth it?
We grow wise and we grow older. We get more hair on our faces and less hair in other places. Now the only time you see 3 AM is when you can’t get to sleep. You’d dance all night, but your feet hurt and your back aches. You can go without sex, but not without your reading glasses. Your favorite song is now playing in elevators.
You can’t stop the clock, but you can change your attitude. As Bette Davis said, “Old age ain’t no place for sissies!”