Some girlfriends and I went around the dinner table saying what we think are some of the best things about getting older. Here are some of the responses:
You're the master of your own destiny
You're less influenced by others
You have street smarts
You are capable of critical thinking
You are comfortable in your own skin
You're comfortable doing things alone (going to movie, dinner, etc.)
You have more confidence
Your priorities are clearer
It's graduation season and we've been seeing footage of famous people giving commencement addresses. The goal for the person at the podium is to share wisdom and inspiration that will prepare the grads for the real world. People like Oprah, I'm sure, have a knack for those types of speeches...
Over the past few days I've been asking people what they like about getting older. Thanks to those of you who shared your opinions as well as my other friends and family members. Since many of you will have birthdays coming up soon, I thought you might enjoy this recap of the positive things about getting older...
Sometimes, something that someone says has a profound impact on you. Maybe it's a song lyric, a passage from a book, or something that someone just said off the cuff without meaning to make a thoughtful statement. There are a lot of great quotes out there.