As aging progresses, things happen. Some of those things aren’t so pleasant. Your job is to overcome them, move on, and provide inspiration to those following you in the river of life.
As we age our priorities may change. But inside, we’re still kids who want to play and have fun. I feel bad when I see older people all slumped over. Looking as though their life is empty.
Ageism is real, same as gravity. Deal with it. Have goals! Live life!
Use your experience to help others. I gained solace from the Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm (AAA) Awareness Facebook Page. People arrive, often terrified, as they await surgery. Then they are welcomed to the site. Given a chance to talk to those who understand. Provided with guidance on what’s ahead. How to deal with surgeons, and then the recovery period.
A person who inspires me a great deal, is Pauline. We competed in the Eagleman Half-Ironman Triathlon last year. Pauline beat me hands down. She also experienced surgery for an AAA.
Pauline got over it. Returned to training. Provides guidance to others. And has a life!
Live today, in spite of aging, but plan for tomorrow.
Everything in moderation, including moderation (you have to party sometimes).