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5 ways to look younger!

Everyone is always looking to find ways to look younger – to defy ageing – to regain that twenty something complexion.

Sorry to disappoint you but this post isn’t about ways to look younger – It’s about how we are all so obsessed with appearance and age that we forget how unimportant it really is.

I once heard a nurse who specialised in neonatal care talking. She was asked if getting older bothered her. She replied that she wore each wrinkle as a badge of honour as it was something that too may people never got to experience. When you are surrounded by sick and dying babies, the idea that someone might lose sleep over a wrinkle seems a little ridiculous.

And it does, doesn’t it? In fact isn’t it almost the definition of shallow?

I’m in my forties now and my skin is starting to change – wrinkles appear, everything is looking a little saggier than it did 5 years ago and quite frankly when I first wake up and look in the mirror I can freak myself out a bit! I get that it’s not great to see you face and body showing the signs of age, but try to shift your perspective a little.

How lucky are you to have survived this long when others that you may have known or loved have not.

How lucky are you to have a body that still functions and allows you to experience the world.

How lucky are you to have lived long enough to earn your wrinkles.

Try looking inwards a little more.

How young do you feel?

How much have you learned?

What can you do with that knowledge?

What can you do with the time that you have been gifted with to make things better?

I choose to love the body I’m in – wrinkles and all – it has served me well so far and I intend to look after it as much as I can in the hope that it continues to do so. I am far more concerned with what I am like than what I look like. Healthy, happy and fulfilled beat youthful and smooth in my book.

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Never too old

You are never too old to do something you want to do.

If you think you are, then that’s exactly the right time to do it anyway.

Recently a 95 year old smashed the record for the 200m sprint.

Ok it wasn’t the fastest time ever recorded for anyone, but it was the fastest time for a person of 95.

What I loved about this story wasn’t that a 95 year old was the fastest 95 year old, but that a 95 year old wanted to run the 200m in the first place.

Charles Eugster – dubbed the world’s fittest old aged pensioner – eclipsed the previous world’s best for over-95s by 2.4 seconds as he romped around an indoor track in 55.48 seconds.

It’s a truly remarkable feat from the retired dentist, who also boasts the British Masters outdoor records over 100m and 200m.

And to make his exploits even more impressive, it was revealed that he only took up exercise a decade ago, at the ripe age of 85.

Apparently he said that he was becoming a bit of a couch potato, so he decided to take up some exercise!

How amazing is that.

Think about how much fun it was to do things as a kid.

I loved doing handstands, rolling down hills, jumping in puddles, finger painting, eating raw cake mixture, going on the round about or the swings, climbing trees, skipping and doing a hundred and one other things that I don’t do now because I’m too old for that sort of thing.

Well, I’ve decided I’m not.

So if you want to wear a bubble bath beard or chase butterflies in the fields – you can come and join me 🙂

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Sunday Poem – Dylan Thomas

Dylan Thomas

To celebrate 100 years since Dylan Thomas’s birth.

Do not go gentle into that good night,
Old age should burn and rave at close of day;
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Though wise men at their end know dark is right,
Because their words had forked no lightning they
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Good men, the last wave by, crying how bright
Their frail deeds might have danced in a green bay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

Wild men who caught and sang the sun in flight,
And learn, too late, they grieved it on its way,
Do not go gentle into that good night.

Grave men, near death, who see with blinding sight
Blind eyes could blaze like meteors and be gay,
Rage, rage against the dying of the light.

And you, my father, there on that sad height,
Curse, bless, me now with your fierce tears, I pray.
Do not go gentle into that good night.
Rage, rage against the dying of the light

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