"senior's discount". This is the second time in a month this has happened. The first time my husband stopped in McDonalds during his work day and the price was the same. So he questioned the server to ask if the price of the coffee went down. Her reply " No sir, it has something to do with the colour of your hair". I am 53 and my better half is 55! Senior discount really isn't applicable. We laughed!
You see the way you view yourself and the way others view you can be totally different. The fact that my hair colour is grey , as you can see in my photo, is something that has adorned my head for almost 10 years. A life changing event in our family changed my hair colour. It is all okay!
When I am around people who have the hair colour to match their age, it sometimes irritates to me to hear them say " Well, you know I have done that, leave it up to the young ones!". It isn't over until it is over. I think when we take on the attitude of cancelling the learning process, or forever sitting on the couch that we miss out on so much of what life has to offer. Old is not the problem; it is more about your attitude in regard to your life past, regrets, and fears about the future. I know I cannot do the same physical things I did ten years ago.I have limitations. That doesn't mean I stop moving but instead I find different ways to be active. Why is it that we like to play the "old card" and use that as an excuse for not using our life to the fullest? I would encourage you to start thinking this year about a positive turn around if you are over 50, start planning what you want to learn next, people you want to meet, places you may want to see or learn about. Never use age as your crutch for not doing! There will come a time when I may not have the mental or physical well being to do such things but right now there is no excuse to not use the time God has given me to the fullest. Old does not have to be a state of mind.......every day we are ALL one day older.
Have a good one!