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Ageing — Part 2: How to stay youthful

Thu, 01 Oct 2015 17:07:00
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Midgett
Do you feel old or youthful?

It has been two months since you read the last article on ageing. Do you feel different about ageing and more accepting? If you don’t have money to change the process or to get therapy because you are going over the edge, “get over it.” Ok! Maybe there are body parts you don’t like. When I saw some of my changes through the years, I have to admit there were some shocks. When a friend of mine told me I had to start looking at the ageing process when I turn forty, I only started looking at my face.

My readers, I will share with you as much as I can without getting too graphic. My body continues to go through some transformations. Now I am now taking note, and the changes continue to surprise me. I don’t know your thoughts or your age on the topic; yet at age 79, this Leo, born August 4, 1936, better accept these changes — or I am in trouble. I am single. So I, the body and a potential partner will have to deal with this new body. I am grinning as I write this comment.

Now I have dimples on my booty [backside], which has also gotten flat, considering that I had a nice eye candy for the observer in my youth.

Another addition, white spots on my legs and arms. Another piece of eye candy when I wore shorts, my legs. Although white spots are not noticeable on my arms,  and they are not sagging.  It took me about four years to reclaim my legs, wearing shorts.

My breasts were not standing like soldiers, although not large in size — yet another attitude adjustment on my part. Hair started leaving in the private areas of my body.  A shoe size changed. I always had a lazy left eye as a youngster. Going out at night, I noticed things started to get hazy when I was in my sixties. Then I made the decision to have laser surgery. What a difference with my better eyesight!

Keeping in mind all these changes do not happen to everyone, but I decided to do something positive with my ageing changes. I do a 1-minute show at conferences, or where needed. I have to keep from laughing at my own self when I do these one-woman stand-up comedies.

Here are some of the examples how I stay youthful. Genes do contribute to the formation of your body, personality, and possibly the lifespan. I do know that my personality and some body changes stem from my mom, because I had observed hers during different times when I was a youngster.  My personality came in part from mom and dad.

Look at your lifestyle now, and family tree. Were their grouches in your family? What kind of personalities were there? Are you similar to those side of your families? What about your physical attributes? Do you participate in any physical activities?

Dance in your home. Put your earphones and dance. Talk to people, laugh more often, retire, and do something fun. Don’t keep saying next year — you might not make it.

I’m still having fun, walking in the a.m., and dancing with music flowing through my body. Try it! You think because you have gray hair people will think you are nuts? That is their thinking. Get your joy on, no matter how you feel. You might inspire someone. As we age, we should feel freer. Get bold. Have fun. I do!

View Midgett on YouTube, "Host for Older Women’s Issues," www.youtube.com/watch?v=xNK8wZkVnLo.

Midgett is also on Facebook at www.facebook.com/mary.midgett. I enjoy mail. Send me an email,  Midgettsf@aol.com.
 
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