Happy Tuesday, ladies…today I want to discuss how I joyfully deal with aging…plus show Fiesta outfit #1.
Yesterday, I shared some fun new ways I found to cover my arms when wearing sleeveless garments.
So, today is a perfect follow up with a discussion of how I joyfully deal with aging. Because I really do.
I will be 70 this summer and, of course, I know things are changing…I have been aware for a long time.
Aging happens and I do want to accept it with joy.
I am also human, and like many of you, as we begin this process there are things that make us wrinkle up our noses.
It is so funny how my ripped ear lobe, and my skin full of age spots don’t bother me; yet, my arms and curled toes do.
When I comment about my arms and toes, I do not believe I am putting myself down, just being honest.
I also do not believe that the way I feel about arms & toes is influenced by age discrimination…I just honestly think we all handle this journey in our own ways.
Living in warm San Antonio, TX, I will show my arms and toes more than cover them up, but when I am dressing for special events, I tend to cover.
HOW I JOYFULLY DEAL WITH AGING: MY THOUGHTS
- We all must decide how we are going to go through this process and accept one another’s decisions…so that we can joyfully deal with aging.
I like my hair the way it is and have decided to color it until it looks completely unnatural to me. I do not try to talk women into coloring after 60 or going gray. It is your decision.
So is how you handle your complexion. I do not do any type of injections at all…I only desire to have a healthy, well cared for complexion with a big smile in the middle.
No reason to freeze that area and cause the smile to be smaller.
I do not want to necessarily look younger or older than I am...I just go for looking and being the best me possible today.
2. I believe that we joyfully deal with aging when we care for ourselves inside and outside…this is what I do daily.
I do put lotions on my arms and lift weights. They have looked like this more and more since weight loss began.
I also am looking into care for my toes…mostly because they are painful. But, I always keep them well groomed and polished.
3. Yes, I accept myself at age 69 and give thanks to God for who I am at this age.
The place on my outside appearance where you see age the most (IMO) are my hands. Yet they do not bother me at all…I am thankful for them and that I still work with them daily.
I have loved my life over 50 and think this is an incredible time of life. There is no reason to be depressed or down about it…age brings wisdom, grace, and joy.
4. I agree with Iris Apfel. It has so much to do with our attitudes and a great attitude will shore up your joy.
HOW I JOYFULLY DEAL WITH AGING: FIESTA…MAYBE NOT ALL NIGHT LONG!
It is easy to smile this time of year in a city that embraces a party with a purpose.
So much money raised to help others, and one event after another from April 20 – 30…ten days of color explosions, dancing, parades, and events.
I know I have shown you these pants often, but they are super comfy and perfect for Fiesta.
My sandals are older Fit Flops and my bracelet from Chico’s last year.
I feel confident in this outfit and do not even see the toes and arms!
Dressing with Confidence is the best way to Joyfully Deal with Aging!!
Now Here are a few sale updates for you:
ANN TAYLOR’S MID-SEASON SALE NOW THROUGH APRIL 19 An Extra 40% off sale prices!
Also, if you love the idea of wearing more color for spring…you might check out these pieces:
Would anyone here like to share your tips…or frustrations…with aging? Some days things bother me, but honestly, most days they don’t as I joyfully deal with aging….
Thanks for being here and join me as we…..
By Pamela Lutrell
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