I am writing today as part of the Generation Fabulous blog hop on the meaning of aging gracefully.
I believe grace is an internal quality. It’s about feeling content, and accepting one’s whole self. Sometimes my wrinkles and age spots shock me … that’s the opposite of grace! But mostly, I am taking them all in stride. And I try to keep in mind that the opposite of “aging” is “dying.”
I strive to be healthy and grateful (with a shout out to Lois Alter Mark. And to keep in mind that without six decades of experience behind me, I would not have the blessings that I do in my life.
At my daughter’s 21st birthday celebration last week, the question started circulating among the family, “If you had the chance to go back to 21 and do it all over again, would you?” And not a single one of us wanted to swap our mid-life selves for our young adult selves. That, I believe, is the embodiment of grace. We’re here, we’re happy, and we wouldn’t change a thing!