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~Ageless Beauty~

 

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With a new year approaching and the fact that I have taken time to get over my  blogging burnout during the holidays,  I have decided to challenge myself a bit and am going to try and write at leasts 3 posts a week using dailypost.com daily writing prompts.  This will be along with the other ideas I have decided to challenge myself with as well.

Today’s writing prompt is entitled “Young At Heart“.

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I am a true believer that looking young, even as you get older, stems from good genes and how you treat your body.   I saw a post on Facebook the other day of a woman who was 103 and didn’t look a day over 70.

My grandmother, in her 90’s, would go to the doctor and the nurse would say that they must have grabbed the wrong chart because she didn’t look a day over 60.

My father is still dating girls my age…and he is 71.  Granted, most of them know he has some money but I don’t see a 71 year old man when I look at him.

And the same goes for my mother.  Even with her gray hair, that she no longer dyes (which she is also lucky to have the perfect gray hair with highlights and low lights in all the right places) I don’t see a woman on the down slope to her 70’s.  Even my toddlers told her she didn’t look old and we all know how brutally honest they can be.

I am also a true believer that you are only as old as you feel.  Granted some days I feel older than others. drinking partying hangovers aging Those are usually days followed by a night of too many cocktails and not enough sleep.  But when I am doing something fun with my kids, working out at the gym, or even bopping around the house getting a ton of stuff done…I still feel the youth in me.

But when I speak of ageless beauty I am talking about who we are on the inside.  What kind of adults have we grown into?  Are we good or evil?  It’s so easy to see all the evil people plastered all over the media that it’s hard to believe that there are still a majority of us that are kind, caring, and helpful to our fellow mankind.

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This quote is so true on so many levels.  People who render hate are usually just miserable themselves.  And you know the old saying…

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It’s not to say that we don’t all experience a bit of misery from time to time but it’s how we choose to distribute it into the atmosphere.

When I am miserable it’s usually taken out on those in my household.  They have also learned that when I am feeling miserable or grouchy to just leave me alone and let me do my own thing.

Ageless beauty can also come in the form of an object.  Like an old painting, building, or even those 20 year old pair of shoes in your closet that you just can’t bring yourself to throw away.  Maybe the memories they hold are just too valuable, even if you haven’t put them on in the last decade.

Or an old pair of jeans that have been worn so many times that holes are starting to appear in places that parts you wouldn’t want others to see  will soon be hanging out of…isn’t that what patches are for?

It can be a beautiful landscape that changes through the years but still looks beautiful.

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There is so much ageless beauty in so many things…including we as human beings.  It just takes choosing kindness over bitterness.  Happiness over sadness (which I know first hand can be hard to do without  wine vodka medication sometimes).

I am not afraid of growing old…but I am afraid that I will get grumpier in my old age, as I see a pattern in the generations of women before me.

How do you feel about growing old?…how would you define ageless beauty?  Do you have an item that you just can’t let go of?

 

Try to stay beautiful on the inside…always.

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I also wrote a recent piece entitled “Love Who You Are Today” if you would like to read more about how I feel on this subject.

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I am a mother of 5, a wife to 1, and a fully certified domesticated momster who likes to blog about motherhood, marriage, and anything else that pops into my crazy head all with a side of sarcasm and a glass of wine.

21 thoughts on “~Ageless Beauty~”

  1. Nice job slipping in a picture of a ten million year old crack in the ground. I guess next to the Grand Canyon it’s easy to feel young. Unless you try crawling out with a backpack on. Life is best lived without the boundaries of age. Living old makes you old. Living saying you can’t do something usually means you can’t!

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    1. I agree. I am a little grounded as I have small children and a teenager who’s in school. But the summer time we travel like crazy! We have a camper and we haul that thing to all sorts of places. Have never flown with the kids yet through. Soon!

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      1. The Oregon coast is one of the most wonderful views in this country. I went through Sequoia and Yosemite about five years ago The redwoods are awesome. Have you have seen the bristlecone pines? We went south of Mono Lake, by Bishop, CA. But you have some in Nevada closer to you probably. They look fake, dead, incredible, and the weird purplish blue sky (if it’s dry) helps.

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  2. Hello Trista,

    I am glad that you did today’s Daily Prompt, I recommend trying to do them every day if possible and participate in the Post A Day challenge (https://dailypost.wordpress.com/postaday/) by making sure to add the tag Postaday to each post each day (or you could do Postaweek instead), and I am pretty confident that you will possibly be surprised by how many people will probably enjoy your responses to the Daily Prompts and your blog; your writing style and your blog seems like it will probably be pretty popular in my opinion, especially compared to my writing style and my blog. 😉

    Keep up the good work,
    -John Jr

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    1. I have been blogging for a little over a year now. But only been serious about it since about May. I host a linky which has been on hold during the holidays and I do actually have a little bit of a following who read my stuff and I’m not related to them! Lol I had forgotten about the daily post but glad I remembered as its great for writers block 🙂 nice to connect with you John and hope to read more of your dreams in the future. You should link up to my momsterslink linky sometime it will start back up Thurs Jan 7. It’s every Thursday – Sun 🙂

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      1. I was assuming that you have not been blogging for very long Trista, you have done very well it seems, this post alone is a good example of how well you are doing and how many people are interested; I have been blogging on WordPress.com since 2011 after I moved my blog from Windows Live Spaces when Microsoft discontinued that blogging service so I have been blogging since 2007, and you are still doing much better than me so well done. 😉

        Thank you for the invite, and good luck with your blog. 🙂

        -John Jr

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  3. Great post. As a former social worker for our elderly……the one thing they taught me was that growing older is not for sissy’s. It’s difficult to age and not a lot of people get the honor to do so. Many client’s told me not to sweat the small stuff, tell people you love them everyday and have a glass of wine with dinner!

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    1. Just a glass? Lol my motto is if the bottle is open its getting drank. I love talking to old people …they have so much to say and so many memories. Used to love to listen to my grams tell her stories of her and my gramps life together. Thanks for popping over 🙂

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  4. Wise words, our bodies are products of how we look after them. I do agree that mind over matter but like everything there is genetics as well. But I do love the statement about misery likes company, been there myself a fair few times but learning along the way when I can how to snap out of it. Thanks for sharing and happy new year X #justanotherlinky

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    1. It’s sad that sometimes it’s just easier to be miserable rather than happy. But I really try to make it a point to find things throughout the day to be happy about. I try to focus on the little things and not sweat the big things…worrying about anything doesn’t make a difference and only causes unneeded stress. Thanks for popping over 💌Trista

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  5. This is a lovely post Trista as I truly believe that a person’s insides and heart transforms how they look on the outside. I do worry sometimes particularly when I am up in the night that I get grumpy and one of my resolutions is to try and stop being snappy when I am tried. Thanks for linking up to #lovelythings

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    1. Yes one of my new year goals is just to try and be a better me so that those around me get a better dose of me. I want my kids to remember me as the “fun” mom and not the grouchy witch that I felt I was becoming. Working out has helped a lot!

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