Step 2 - I want to be like my Grandma
Step 2 - We believe that a *power greater than ourselves can help us embrace aging, to start acting our age, and to just stop the complaining.
Let go and Let God.
Aging is something that is going to happen, whether you like it or not. So why fight it? I have nothing against those, who still work out for that cute little figure - and for those who spend their children's inheritance on face lifts and tummy tucks- but let's face it - you are still getting old, just like me. All temporary and don't bring the results you truly want. The difference? You may look better than me - but I just might be happier and more at peace. Changing your focus to being a happier person mentally, spiritually, emotionally and physically can help us actually embrace aging a little more and live a life without making the battle against aging such a stressful and negative focus.
I'm 63 - I hope I have at least another 20 years. So am I going to allow myself, to get my granny panties in a bunch, over the fact that my boobs sag and I have stretch marks not just on my belly? I'm still too young, to be wasting time, complaining about all of that.
I often think about my Grandma, when she was my age. She always seemed so happy. Yeah, she may have looked a bit dowdier than today's seniors, but she smiled a lot more and accepted the aging process. She never complained about her figure or her wrinkles. As life became more challenging, she made the necessary adjustments. I want to be like my Grandma.
Aging and getting older is not a bad thing. That's a lie. It's part of the process - we live, we die.
*I believe in a Power Greater than myself and I call Him, Jesus. Maybe you don't. That's okay. It still works.
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