Beautiful young people are accidents of nature, but beautiful old people are works of art. — Eleanor Roosevelt
Isn’t the thought delightful that we can take the blank canvas, paper, stone received at birth and learn to paint, compose, sculpt ourselves into works of art?
Dapper and elegant Maurice Chevalier said, “Old age is not so bad when you consider the alternative.” In choosing his first option, remember,
While the years accrue, keep singer Gwen Stefani’s words in mind, “You’re not getting older, you’re getting more entitled to be your fabulous self.”
Hebrew Senior Life reported that an older woman was once asked by a child if she were young or old. The lady answered, “My dear, I have been young a very long time.”
To keep looking young as long as possible, here are tips that surprised me:
- Health.com suggests: Stop sipping through straws.
- EatThis.com advises: Finish eating before you’re full.
- Bona Fide Skin Care says the face can be kept from ‘dropping’ by keeping neck and chest muscles loose. One exercise involves opening the mouth wide and making silly faces. Also, roll shoulders gently.
Here are maps some have found to The Fountain of Youth.
Anyone who keeps the ability to see beauty never grows old. – Franz Kafka
Those who love deeply never grow old; they may die of old age, but they die young. – Sir Arthur Wing Pinero
There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age. – Sophia Loren
Succeed and Soar!
Let’s ZOOM chat for 40 minutes, First THURSDAY, November 4th, 7pm
Lots to discuss, including thoughts about “Eleanor’s Insights” and this month’s book, Caroline Myss’ Invisible Acts of Power, Channeling Grace in Everyday Life.
Zoom Link will be sent day before Chat. See you soon!
Image © Can Stock Photo / vectomart
Thursday, September 30th is International Podcast Day. Great timing! My first podcast just launched on Yinz Are Good. [‘Yinz’ is Pittsburghese for Y’All or You are.] Here Tressa Glover celebrates the good stuff that’s happening around town, which is what she does so joyfully during the first ten minutes. Then Marshall Cohen, Laurie Moser and I effuse about next year’s Greater Pittsburgh Festival of Books. Mark your calendar for May 14, 2022. Listen in. Here’s why.
This Week, Also Celebrate
- Sunday, September 26: Better Breakfast Day
- Tuesday, September 28, National Ask A Stupid Question Day
- Friday, October 1, Bake someone’s day on National Homemade Cookies Day
Sandra’s Gifts, my online shop at RedBubble.com, shares my art as mouse pads, phone cases and shower curtains, as mugs, dresses, journals, greeting cards and more. Everything is great quality and well priced. What beautiful and inspiring fun! Shop here.
Sandra’s GalleriesSucceed and Soar’s “Eleanor’s Insights” series is illustrated with my photographs of ‘wild places.’
This photograph was taken as I explored astonishing and surreal Moab, Utah. They’re hard to see, but teeny-tiny car lights shine at the base of the larger monolith. Nature is truly awesome.
My art is available as prints on assorted, high-quality papers, framed and on canvas with various borders and widths.
Check for limited time gallery discounts at top of page.