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“How old would you be, if you didn’t know how old you were?”

This question was asked by my late friend, Wayne Dyer. I believe it speaks volumes to how we think of our age. Culturally, we are bombarded with advertisements pertaining to our particular age. You are now X age, so you should be feeling a certain way. Why is it that when we turn a certain age we have to feel old, lethargic, unhappy and can’t move as much? Why is it so wrong to feel like you’re 20 when you’re 60?

Some would say it’s because that’s not mature. Well, dear ones, I say you can still be wise and have fun! That’s what life is all about. You can do the things you love to do when you’re young when you’re older. Wisdom doesn’t come from acting old. Wisdom is when we make our own decisions about what we believe in and sticking to what’s best for us. Not what someone else tells you, you need because you hit a certain age.

Let’s affirm: I am the perfect age. Each year is special and precious to me for I shall only live it once. Every year from infancy to old age is filled with wonders all its own. Just as childhood is very special, so is being elderly. I want to experience it all. I choose the thoughts that make me comfortable with growing older. I look forward to each new year as it unfolds before me. I love and appreciate my beautiful age!

– Louise Hay


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