~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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Girl’s Night Out

images-4 I am happy to announce that I finally had my first “girl’s night out” since moving here a year ago!

I also discovered a wine bar, “Bella Grazia” here in my lovely little town that I didn’t even know existed!  And guess what?  Yep you guessed it….I will be returning there.  The atmosphere and the people were fantastic!  If you happen to be reading my blog and live in Winnemucca, NV I highly recommend that you get your ass there and check it out.

As I have blogged before “here” I have had a rather rough time transitioning myself to moving to northern Nevada.  So of course when I was invited to meet a small group of girls on Saturday evening I eagerly accepted. Now I actually consider myself a shy person.  Until of course I get a couple drinks inside me, and then I turn into quite the social aristocrat.  I will talk about anything and everything and usually do!  So imagine my delight when all the girls in our group, and even the ones who weren’t, were so willing to strike up a chatty conversation.

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The surprise of the evening was upon walking to our next destination, when a cop swooped into a parking lot to greet us.  My first thought was “hey, we are walking, why are you pulling over?”  my second thought was “are we swaying too much while walking that we could possibly look intoxicated in public?”  Luckily the ladies I were with work and write for our local police department…it was simply an officer friend stopping to say hello.  Onward hoes!

Now I am usually not one to get too intoxicated these days…cause hell has no fury like 3 toddlers and the dreaded hangover which follows such intoxication.

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And of course they never sleep in on these mornings.  It’s like as soon as my foot hits the floor to use the bathroom, their mommy tracking system is enabled and the day has begun.  Luckily at some point during the night I started drinking a lot of water and also stopped and got a bite to eat.  This is when I learned that daylight savings time was in effect and I had lost an entire hour!  It was time to go!  My pumpkin carriage was eagerly waiting by the phone and answered on the first ring.  And 20 minutes later I was passed out, sound asleep in my bed.

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Wine Review: Uncensored

Tonight’s selection is “Uncensored” Red Blend by Geyser Peak.

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I am all about a catchy label or a catchy name and in this case it was both.   Let’s face it…most of my life is uncensored so why not drink the wine that tells the same story.   This wine is a tasty one.  Even the description of the ingredients on the back of the bottle had my taste buds watering.  Especially with the talk of dark chocolate and a whiff of toasted marshmallows from a campfire.  Makes me want to start a fire in my fire pit outside if only the wind wasn’t blowing 100 miles an hour which makes it feel like below zero this time of year.  So instead I will finish off this delicious bottle in the comfiness of my recliner, in the warmth of the four walls of my bedroom.