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Happiest After Sixty

May 17th, 2016 Comments off

Senior couple on country bike ride

Happiest After Sixty

“Given three requisites – means of existence, reasonable health, and an absorbing interest – those years beyond 60 can be the happiest and most satisfying of a lifetime.”Earnest Elmo Calkins

Why Are You Waiting?

May 10th, 2016 Comments off

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Why Are You Waiting?

“If you were going to die soon and had only one phone call you could make, who would you call and what would you say? And why are you waiting?” – Stephen Levine

What Do Others Think Of Us?

May 3rd, 2016 Comments off

Fall

What Do Others Think Of Us?

“At age 20, we worry about what others think of us; at 40, we don’t care what they think of us; at 60, we discover they haven’t been thinking of us at all.”Bob Hope

How much time do we worry about such useless matters? Another saying I think is excellent says, “What you think of me is none of my business.” – Anon

“All that really matters is what I think of myself.” – Bonnie Fatio

The Fountain Of Youth

April 19th, 2016 Comments off

Sophia LorenThe Fountain Of Youth

“There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life & to the lives of the people you love.”Sophia Loren

The Face You Deserve

April 5th, 2016 Comments off

COCO1970The Face You Deserve

“Nature gives you the face you have at 20. Life shapes the face you have at 30. But at 50 you get the face you deserve.” – Coco Chanel, Fashion Designer

Coco Chanel had a fascinating face with a beauty of its own at age 50, as have the faces of people like Audrey Hepburn, Meryl Streep, Oprah Winfrey and you and me!

Bonnie Fatio

A Melody Of Life

April 5th, 2016 Comments off

Melody

A Melody Of Life

Someone wrote “The Silent Spring,”

But I think it bursts with song!

Birds sing out when on the wing. –

The wind whistles all day long.

Crickets chirp and pond frogs burp

And dogs howl at the moon.

Insects have with time, usurped

Their own inherent tune.

 Each one of us has notes to bring

A melody to our lives,

And silently we all can sing

When verbally we strive!

 Written by Alexandra Taylor † for AgeEsteem®

Age With High Esteem

March 29th, 2016 Comments off

bell

Age With High Esteem

Spring just rang our bell!

“Hello” we said: “Well, well,

We’re ready to grow flowers

And bloom, like them, in bowers.

We hope you’ve brought the sun

To start our sap to run,

And learn to shake our feet

And spread our wings and Tweet!

You’ve come to help us dream

And age with High Esteem!”

 Written by Alexandra Taylor for AgeEsteem®

Never Too Late

February 22nd, 2016 Comments off

Starlit sky
Never Too Late

What then? Shall we sit idly down and say

The night has come; it is no longer day?

Something remains for us to do, or dare;

Even the oldest tree some fruit may bear;

For age is opportunity no less

Than youth itself, though in another dress,

And as the evening twilight fades away

The sky is filled with stars invisible by day.

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow 1807 – 1882

As you can see by the dates that the author lived, the idea is not new. It has been proved again and again by people like Nelson Mandela, Mother Theresa, and you and me. It is never too late to act on your dreams and to make a difference that is meaningful to you. Go for it! Begin today!

Bonnie Fatio

This Is A Wonderful Day

February 9th, 2016 Comments off

 

Beach Hammock

This Is A Wonderful Day

This is a wonderful day. I’ve never seen this one before.

Maya Angelou

Use this thought as you greet each new day to boost your age esteem. This IS a wonderful day. You have never seen this one before, nor will you see it again. Enjoy it to the fullest!

Bonnie Fatio

Vieillir En Beauté

January 16th, 2016 Comments off

Vieillir en beauté

Vieillir En Beauté

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec son coeur;

Sans remord, sans regret, sans regarder l’heure;

Aller de l’avant, arrêter d’avoir peur;

Car, à chaque âge, se rattache un bonheur.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec son corps;

Le garder sain en dedans, beau en dehors.

Ne jamais abdiquer devant un effort.

L’âge n’a rien à voir avec la mort.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est donner un coup de pouce

À ceux qui se sentent perdus dans la brousse,

Qui ne croient plus que la vie peut être douce

Et qu’il y a toujours quelqu’un à la rescousse.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir positivement.

Ne pas pleurer sur ses souvenirs d’antan.

Être fier d’avoir les cheveux blancs,

Car, pour être heureux, on a encore le temps.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec amour,

Savoir donner sans rien attendre en retour;

Car, où que l’on soit, à l’aube du jour,

Il y a quelqu’un à qui dire bonjour.

Vieillir en beauté, c’est vieillir avec espoir;

Être content de soi en se couchant le soir.

Et lorsque viendra le point de non-recevoir,

Se dire qu’au fond, ce n’est qu’un au revoir.

Ce poème a été transmise à Age Esteem par un ami qui l’a trouvé sur l’internet. L’auteur est inconnu.

Bonnie Fatio