I’ve been contemplating why it is that most people loathe the idea of growing older. If you ask someone’s age, many people hesitate to answer, as if not admitting it will slow the aging process. Is it all about the potential loss – loss of independence, loss of mental, physical or sensory abilities?
While working with my 20-month old daughter in her bottle drinking habits, I realized – humans don’t easily embrace change at any age. My daughter likes bottles in the morning, nap time and before bed. Who wouldn’t! She wants things to stay the same. She is not liking the change. It is not easy to change as we age, at any age.
Can I look at aging as changing – instead of something to dread, fear, fight or ignore? Can I embrace the change, even celebrate? I am going to age whether I like it or not.
Again, I am reminded that this is an attitude. The good news about that is that my attitude is something I have control over.