Hair of Grey yet Heart of Gold…..
- October 5, 2023
- Posted by: The Smiling Souls
- Category: Seniors: Happy Ageing
The phrase ‘Hair of Grey yet Heart of Gold’ refers to an individual who may have aged but has maintained a kind and compassionate personality. It only means that we have lived a full and rich life, gained wisdom through experiences, and have much to offer to this world.
I’m sure you’ve heard the slogan, ‘Age is not how old you are, but how many years of fun you’ve had’! This is what we must believe for a happy & healthy existence.
While growing up, I always imagined how old age would be and how I would tackle the same. But seeing my grandparents around gave me the conviction that getting old is an inevitable process, but growing old isn’t!
Believe me when I say nothing is more beautiful than a smile that has struggled through years & tears. My grandparents have taught me how beautiful the journey of life is; through every single phase, it’s like the lifecycle of a beautiful and attractive butterfly from scratch.
It’s predominant that even though you age with each year showing a different number, your heart is as young as a new day. Waking up to this new day with a bunch of new possibilities can only keep you younger than you can think of. Let a series of happy thoughts run through your mind, reflecting on your face and eventually in your life.
When a person grows old gracefully, the wrinkles and fine lines are not the reason for stress but great adventures and beautiful stories waiting to be shared with the younger generation.
Some older people I have encountered look even more beautiful than the younger generations. There is an untold glow and warmness on their face and shaky hands, and it only echoes the amazing life they lived. No matter how old they get, some people never lose their beauty; they merely move it from their faces to their hearts!
Growing old is merely a transition of your young body into getting old; it’s a reminder that the tasks you did earlier with ease may not happen the same way. But this should only be treated as an alert. Diet and exercise are two of the most important components of ensuring physical health. Also, improving physical wellness can positively impact emotional health, which could help re-route your life back to normality.
With each passing year, we grow a year older, only to realize that we have gained more experiences and become wiser than we were a year ago. Last but not least, I’m convinced that Age is a question of mind over matter. If you don’t mind it, it won’t matter!