There is an old song from years ago that I have always loved, “Young at Heart”.
Frank Sinatra made the song famous but I love Michael Buble’s updated version. I have attached the song below, if you have never heard it!
The song came to mind recently while I was waiting for a prescription at the pharmacy section of my local grocery store.
As I waited, two older women, carts in tow, started talking, and from their conversation I gathered they had gone to school together at some point in their lives.
I was struck at the difference in the two, one seemed filled with joy, smiling, laughing so many times during their conversation, and she had on really cute sneakers too! The other one just the opposite, grumpy, negative, she just seemed so unhappy.
Granted I don’t know what is going on in their lives, or what hardships they are facing, financial, health, or maybe loneliness, but as an older woman myself, I want to always try to be “Young at Heart”.
There was a quote posted on a sign at our area amusement park, Coney Island, in Cincinnati, that I have always loved,
We do not stop playing because we grow old;
We grow old because we stop playing.
So true, don’t you think?
When we age there are many ways that can help us stay youthful:
- Be physically active
- Stay up with the world, especially “tech things”
- Learn something new every single day
- Get a regular hair cut and color
- Develop a glass-half-full attitude
- Change your style of dress and color
- Be with younger people when you can
- Sing and dance
- Be positive
- Smile, frowning instantly ages us
I believe being “Young at Heart” is a way of life that is active, loving, a feeling of hope everyday, without the regrets of the past hanging over our heads, living life to it’s fullest, with a grateful heart, facing all that living brings.
Being “Young at Heart” is part of me and loving my life, I hope yours too!