Day 206 Question 206:
When you’re 90 years old, what will matter most to you?
When I am 90 years old, the one thing that will matter the most is that I spent majority of my life happy and laughed myself into tears many many times. My body and mind may age but my soul will always be young and that will never change. When I am 90 I want to know that I laughed more than I cried and loved more than I acted in anger or annoyance. I want to know that I made a difference in people’s lives…even if it was because of something very simple.
Not every day in life will be “perfect” but there is opportunity in every day. I want to remember that when I am 90 and know that I embraced that as fully as I possibly could. I look at life now at the age of 33 and see this great changes I have made and this challenges I have faced and I can only imagine how much there will be to reflect on in 50+ more years. A lot of people look at aging so negatively and I absolutely love it. It is easy to get hung up on seeing your body age and “deteriorate” but these are the things that do not define you…not even a little bit. Ever stretch mark and every wrinkle is just an indication of life evolving. That should be looked at as beautiful not something to dread. I want to hold my head up high when I am 90 years old and tell everyone I come in contact with what a beautiful life I have had. I hope to still be expressing myself this same exact way when that time comes. I hope to have friends both young and old that love life the way that I do and “girl friends” that still want to chat about everything we can possibly think of. Again, just because our body ages does not mean our spirit needs to. I love to be in a public place and see an elderly person that embraces their inner child and does not try to hide their feistiness. Life does not have a set of guidelines as to how we should act as certain ages…so I will always embrace laughter and silliness until my last dying breath.