Good Things About Getting Older

“Do not regret getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.” — Unknown

Love these reminders from Nicole Nichols at

“So to celebrate each day you wake up alive, and each year that passes—and you’re still here living it—here’s a big list of things to look forward to as you get older (as told by SparkPeople members!).

  • You’re wiser.
  • You know who you are as a person better than ever.
  • Insurance discounts!  
  • You are more secure and confident than when you were younger.
  • You better appreciate life and the people around you. You don’t take anything for granted.
  • Being carded is a compliment.
  • You have stronger resolve.
  • There’s still plenty of time to try new things.
  • You worry less about what everyone else thinks of you and focus more on doing what makes YOU happy.
  • Love.
  • Relationships.
  • Sex.
  • You’re still on this side of the ground!
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  • You can spot “BS” much quicker—and you’re less willing to take it.
  • You see the bigger picture.
  • You take better care of yourself physically and emotionally.
  • People take you more seriously.
  • You run faster. (This is actually true, especially for women whose speeds peak between 35 and 39.)
  • Senior discounts.
  • You have found yourself.
  • You know there is so much more to come.
  • You get smarter!
  • You worry less about silly things.
  • You discover your inner strength.
  • You’re more likely to try new things.
  • Everything makes more sense.
  • Having kids. Being a mom/dad.
  • Having grandkids. Being a grandparent.
  • In a hostage situation, you are likely to be released first.
  • You are better able to learn from past mistakes and grow from them.
  • You’re more likely to stand up for yourself.
  • Perspective.
  • You know how to work smarter, not harder.
  • Your earning potential increases the longer you are in your profession.
  • New doors continue to open.
  • Your attitude and gratitude.
  • You care more about having your style than being in style.
  • Making a life becomes more important than having a life.
  • You get more relaxed about getting older.

When I was younger, I thought I’d have everything “figured out” by the time I was 30. Now I know that’s not true; but I do expect that I’ll figure more things out each passing day. I also know and fully believe that getting older can be great when you take care of yourself nutritionally, physically and mentally. When you are healthy, you can slow down the effects of time—and get more out of each passing year.
“Do not regret getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.” — Unknown
Let us all embrace our ages and be grateful to be alive another day!”

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