Back after a long hiatus – involving a lot of travel, a busy holiday period, and much personal business to catch up on. Today (when sorting files – part of that personal business that needed to be dealt with), I came across a news clipping I had saved from a Florida newspaper. A Saturday feature in the Palm Beach Post is dedicated to the interests and issues of those 45+. The page I saved included some neat stuff. I particularly like this quote from a book called “When I Grow Up I Want to be 60” (Great title!!):
“When my mother was 89 she often said “I wish I were young again’ At last I asked “What do you mean ‘young’? What age do you wish you were?” “Sixty,” she said. “Sixty!” I said. “What is so great about 60?” “Sixty was wonderful” she said. “You kids were gone, we had more money for ourselves, we were healthy, we didn’t have to work so hard, and we had lots of friends. Those were the best years of our lives.”
What do you relish about the “after 50” life experience? Certainly there are some things we can complain about (fixed incomes, creaky bones and the cold winters are harder and harder to take) – but as this anecdote reminds us, there are many good things about this time of life as well. Share your thoughts.