Age is of no importance unless you are a cheese.

Today I am cheesy  – it is an important day – my 60th Birthday.

So I collected some age related words and advice:

“Youth is happy because it has the capacity to see beauty. Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old.”
― Franz Kafka

Today is the oldest you’ve been and the youngest you’ll ever be again.

They’re called the golden years for a reason. Getting older has its perks. For one, you’re good at using what you’ve learned. This is called crystalized intelligence, and it keeps getting better, even when you’re 65 or 70.

Older people might control their emotions better, and focus more on how to make the most of life.

You probably know that exercise and diet are important when it comes to aging well. But there is something else you control that can help you along: a positive attitude.Research shows more and more that your approach to life may be just as important in making your “golden years” your best years.

Aging: It’s in Your Mind

The Power of Optimism

It’s difficult to know what comes first — the good health or the positive attitude.

One possible answer is they build on each other: A rosy outlook may help you  exercise more and eat better. And that in turn helps you stay hopeful and happy because you feel better. You may hear that called a “virtuous circle.”

Optimism has been linked to living longer.

Things you can do include:

  •  Check yourself. If you’re having negative thoughts, pause and see whether there’s a better way to look at what’s bothering you.

  •  Seek out humor and laughter

  •  Make time for things that give you joy

  •  Find positive people and hang out with them

With this in mind,

help yourself to some cake and Champagne to celebrate with me.


42 responses »

  1. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, liebe Ute. “The good health” ist für mich das Wichtigste, alles andere kommt dann von alleine. Also wünsche ich dir vor Herzen Glück und Gesundheit. Du weißt ja, 60 ist das neue 40. Vergleichen würde ich es aber nicht mit Käse sondern eher mit einem guten Wein. Hab einen schönen Tag.

    • Vielen Dank Ute, ich werde weiter reifen, wie ein guter Wein. 40 fuehlt sich nicht so schlecht an. 🙂 Das Wetter hier is super und wir werden im Garten Tee trinken mit Kuchen. ♥ Gesundheit ist wirklich das Wichtigste, wirklich – cheers to many more years in good health! ♥

  2. /Users/sallysmith/Desktop/Birthday wishes.jpg
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    Happy, happy birthday to you, Dear Ute. I hope you have a wonderful day and that the sun is shining for you as it is for us. xx

  3. 🎉🎉🎉Pawkisses for a Happy Birthday, dear Ute. 60 is the new 40 YAY🎉🎉🎉and besides, now we’re all going back to our Youth…MOL…Hope you have a wonderful day and Thomas too🐾😽💞

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