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.
Last weekend, the Borough I live in had a special celebration.
The Borough is called Waltham Forest, it has a nice forest close.
as a London Borough.
The launch of this was celebrated on 3 evenings along the main street.
The Townhall had films projected on it:
Different Artists performed in the street:
All different ‘light’ ideas looks fantastic.
A ring of light made incredible patterns in the sky
and could be seen from far:
With my dance group I performed some dances we had learnt.
The atmosphere was amazing and it was so much fun!
( Some Action Pictures)
My favourite dance was Chorus Line!
I felt humbled and privileged that I am part of such a lovely community
and could give something towards the celebration.
All pictures are my own, taken on my phone.
Looking forward to more events during the year!
It is always great to celebrate!
Today I am celebrating that I have managed one month without burning any dinners.
What an achievement…… for me that is……! 🙂
So I opened a little bottle of champagne and shared it with another blogger, virtually, who is always kind enough to give me encouragement and new ideas and recipes.
Cheers Knut! and thank you!
Little embarrasing footnote:
We had quite a bit of take aways and the pizza delivery service knows the way to my house by heart …..
Still, one month, I think certainly worth celebrating!
Oops, I better go I have a burger in the oven…… no I can’t smell it yet…
It is awesome,
My friends on the other side of the world made it happen while I was asleep. Sherlock Holmes says it was just before midnight.
You clicked 10,000 times on my blog, that needs a celebration.
Join in with me and have a glass of champagne.
With this celebration I want to thank all the bloggers who have clicked on my blog and
all the bloggers who have liked , and followed and commented on my blog.
I truly hope I gave smiles and happiness away, spread fun and beauty and made people enjoy life as much as I enjoy it.
I love blogging and it has given me happiness, creativity, self esteem and opened up a whole new world to me. I love learning about other cultures, reading other people’s opinions, seeing the beauty of other countries and nature , reading about people’s feelings and learning some truths I never knew. I enjoy the fun side of blogging and meeting new friends all over the world. Blogs have made that possible.
It is a big warm hearted world out there, and I am proud to be part of it!
So thank you , thank you , thank you, thank you!
Here are links to 3 old blogs from the first 3 month of blogging
August 12 – I believe
July 12 – Give thanks
June 12 – Smile