The saying goes that you are as young as you feel. I can feel physically ancient and a teenager mentally. It is when I look in the mirror that I get reminded that I am a menopausal older woman. The problem is if you start thinking like an old person you will become one. I like to think despite the onset of “ageing body syndrome” (getting older)I still act and behave younger than I am so I live up to the statement “never too old”.
I live with the perennial Peter Pan who still has the joy of a child over so many things. He is 60 and still climbs trees to see if there is a bird’s nest in it. When he sees something new his eyes widen with wonderment no one thinks of him being the age he is. So age is a state of mind if you think you are old that worm in the brain can soon affect all of your thinking and if you are not careful you start feeling that you are too old to do so many things.
Two years ago I arranged a surprise 80th birthday party for my step mum. My husband persuaded me to buy party pea shooters and flying balloons. It was great to see people in their eighties and late seventies running around blowing up balloons and letting them fly and shooting peas at each other. My step mum loved it.
Last week my husband and I celebrated 10 years of being married by having a Blessing, what a Brilliant day. I was worried about being seen as mutton dressed up as lamb, also the thought of bat wing arms out on show. Listen to the worm in my brain too old! I went to a great shop who treated my friend and I like royalty and helped me choose a dress for the occasion. (that experience is another blog.