Sunday, April 20, 2008

The older the wiser and happier??

I have always been fascinated with the elderly. It seemed as though most old people I came across were blissfully happy, and I didn't understand why? Yes, you had your occasional "Mr. Wilson" but for the most part, it seemed they were all happy. Yesterday as I was reading different news articles on the internet, I came across this one and it made me smile:)

After I read that- I then looked through my RSS feed, and one of the local blogs that I subscribe to had posted a similar post. Leon Hale is a writer for the Houston Chronicle and he wrote a post titled "Old Age is not at all like I thought it would be" This also made me smile!

Happiness is being content with who we are, where we are, what we are, with the people around us. We can still hope and dream and keep going for what we want out of life- but it is being content while we go for these things and not hating life if it doesn't end up exactly the way we want it to. Give life your best and love it, and it will give back.

I think we can learn a lot from older people, and I think the most important thing we can learn, is that- yes we will become happier as we get older because we learn to not take things as seriously as we experience more life..... but we can do that NOW! Why wait??

Here's to being content with where you are at now, and living in the moment.

Happy day...TODAY!


Anali said...

Hi Bertie! I've been reading about this study too. It's pretty interesting and definitely inspiring. I do think that the older we get, the more accepting we are of our lives and try to make the most of what we have. The older we get, the more we realize the less time that we have to waste.

I'm definitely more content with myself now than I was in my twenties. But then again, maybe it depends on the individual too. Although you're still in your twenties, you seem to have figured out the happiness thing. You are wise beyond your years girl! Have a great day! : )

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