The older I get the more I realize so many wonderfully helpful insights. In fact, I’m definitely a tribe member of an inspiring movement going on right now for “Positive Aging.”
“The Positive Aging Movement” is when you…
- embrace a positive mindset about growing older.
- view your later years as offering up an enjoyable part of life.
- are determined to live fully no matter your age – trying to stay social and active for as long as you can.
Research states that having a positive attitude about aging can actually be good for your health!
In particular…a 2002 study by Yale University researchers reported that seniors with a positive attitude about aging wound up living 7.5 years longer than those who had a negative view on aging.
I’m 58 years young.
And I personally have positively found that life keeps getting better and better for me.
In fact, I write about how my life got better after I reached my 50’s in an article here – as well as here.
But I digress!
I am sharing this blog post today because I held a contest on my Instagram Page!
I told people to fill in the blank:
“The older I get the more I realize……”
Basically, I invited people to share their positive aging reminders.
Plus I explained that I would pick the best responses. Then I offered to design the most inspiring quotes on aging into virtual posters to share in social media!
I created this Aging Gracefully Contest for 2 reasons.
I’m determined to celebrate the awesome side of aging.
And I wanted celebrate my new longevity book LIFE IS LONG – from Random House. My bestselling book offers cutting edge longevity research to help you live longer – and younger!
Below are some of the many wonderful responses I received from my community on Instagram.
If you have a “fill in the blank” answer you want to suggest, share it down below in the comment section.
Although the contest is over, I still might turn your response into an inspiring age positive quote poster!
Positive Aging Quote #1
The older i get the more I realize the importance of walking away from people and situations which threaten my peace of mind. Plus my self respect, values and self worth. – Karen Salmansohn
Positive Aging Quote #2
The older I get the more I realize perfection does not exist. And most of the time “good enough” is good enough. – Candace Edwards
Positive Aging Quote #3
The older I get the more I realize it’s key to be patient enough to wait through disappointment. Because there’s always something better on the other side. – Hayley Cagan Kamis
Positive Aging Quote #4
The older I get the more I realize it’s not how pretty you look. It’s how beautiful you feel. – Carol Canfield
Positive Aging Quote #5
The older I get the more i realize how much time I’ve wasted worrying about things I could not change. – Carol Flowers
Positive Aging Quote #6
The older I get the more I realize that we’re all just winging it. – Russ Roy
Positive Aging Quote #7
The older I get the more I realize that life is a series of missteps. And each of them brings you toward your true destiny. – Mon Mckee
Positive Aging Quote #8
The older I get the more I realize that stuff is not as important as the people in my life. – Michelle Gall
Positive Aging Quote #9
As I get older I realize sometimes that bad things that happen to us are good. They wind up putting us on the path to the best things that will ever happen to us. – Karen Salmansohn
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