I watched Oprah this morning on Sundays she has a program called “super Soul Sundays” and it was fascinating. Oprah had Dr. Christiane Northrup a leading authority on women’s health and wellness. It was what I needed to see. Her new book is called Goddesses Never Age: The Secret Prescription for Radiance, Vitality, and Well-Being
A quote from Dr. Northrups book:
“Ageless living is courageous living. It means being undistracted by the petty dramas of life because you have enough experience to know what’s not worth worrying about and what ought to be your priorities. It means establishing a new relationship to time, where you stop fearing it or trying to outrun it. When people over 100 were asked in a recent survey how they felt about reaching the triple digits, the top three answers were “blessed,” “happy,” and “surprised” – surprised because when you’re living agelessly, you don’t pay attention to your age, whatever it is.”
Listening to the conversation I realized I had been dwelling on the fact I was going to be 57 in a few short weeks. I don’t feel it, and I don’t think I look it but society does put you in a box when they know your age…
A few weeks ago I decided to do things I want, to enjoy life to the fullest the best I can with my life circumstances. This show was the affirmation that I needed; I am right. I have been giving my life to everyone else for over 50 years now it is time to give something back to me….
I love inspirational quotes. In fact, I like all types of quotes love, life, success, you name it.
I was sitting here looking at this quote and I realized it could be taken many ways. The saying goes “Add Life to Your Days Not Days to your life.” Since we all think differently I could see some people thinking – so I shouldn’t care about living a long time or staying healthy?
After my grandma died, we went to visit her brother, his name was Dorothy (I know a strange name for a man). He was sick, before he had gotten old, he was a tall muscular man, rugged – very masculine he reminded me of the John Wayne type.
At this time, he needed help from his daughter for a lot of things. My brother asked him what advice he would give us that he had learned in life; his answer was “live wild and die young” I was pretty shocked at the answer, but if you think about it, it does make sense…
None of us are going to get out alive so why not enjoy the ride while we can…
Living life to the fullest is something I need to do. Time stands still for no one.
Life is a rich tapestry – and each day brings things that we all should appreciate. With so much negativity in the world, we just need to be joyous for the simple, pure pleasures we all can find in day to day experiences.
Just remembering this one simple thing is all we need to do to find happiness.