write. It was on the subject of Aging With Style.
A new year had dawned and so had a heightened awareness within my soul.
Aging- a topic so universal and yet when discussed it is done so with adjectives such as-
coping, accepting, transitioning, modifying...my response is phooey!
I don't want to cope, I want to live with a heart that is on fire!!
I am so passionate about Aging with style and from the comments that many of you left
- so are you!
In my wildest dreams I did not imagine that the Passion, Purpose & Productivity Project would
resonate, inspire and encourage women to care for and uplift one another so thoughtfully.
As we continue this amazing journey together, hand in hand across the mountains and seas,
I would like to introduce you to a lovely, sincere, and passionate woman- Jan.
You will find Jan at Jan's Place sharing recipes, devotionals and decorating tips,
as well as glimpses into her life as she shares with us the talents she was blessed with.
Jan will be opening up her home, her life and her journey on how she "ignites," passion in her daily
life and just how much living a life with intent, passion, purpose and productivity means to her.
Thank you Jan, for sharing your time and thoughts with us today.
It seems to me that in today's world there is so much, (too) much pressure put on a female.
The pressure begins earlier and earlier with each generation.
The images we see, the voices we hear, the words which are written, do not define a real female.
There is no such thing as perfect in these imperfect earthly bodies, but there is real living to be done,
real adventures with those we love, and there is the importance of really being true to yourself.
Being true to yourself, being proud of the woman you are and the woman you are yet to be,
are all vital elements to being a woman who ages with style.
It is not the clothes we wear, nor the style of our hair that causes us to or not to age with style.
Aging with style is being imperfect, fragmented, totally honest with ourselves and accepting
who we are, warts and all!
Here are some tips that are beginning to work for me, tell me what you think-
1- Everyone's journey is unique-there is no generic prescription.
2-Don' judge those who stumble (including yourself) we all make mistakes.
3-Keep your vision and goals aligned.
4-Don't let the word "Age," define you.
5-Laugh, seriously laugh alot!
As our project grows and as we continue to reach out to one another-woman to woman I would
like to share with you some of the inspiring responses I have received during the past few months.
Including a quote from Socrates~
Sharing some positive thoughts from other Ladies who are embracing Aging With Style.
Sheri From Red Rose Alley ~
" Sometimes we get settled in our surroundings, we need to remember to sparkle..."
Willie From Living Life On Main Street
" Hey, I am almost 81 and it really isn't too late to start anything, I published a book..."
Michelle From It's a Small Town Life
"I want to age with some grace and purpose,"
Marigene From In The Middle of Nowhere
"Remaining optimistic and positive, laughing frequently, and keeping an open mind are keys to aging with grace and style..."
Satu From My Usual Daily Life
"I'm quite happy with my knowledge of life that I have now."
Jann From Have a Daily Cup of Mrs. Olson
"What would life be like without passion or purpose...I really do love life and I figure smile wrinkles are much better than ones formed from frowning."
Carol From Art and Sand
"I am content with myself and my age..."
Linda From Linda's Lens
" I hike and ski with folks in their 60's and 70's and they are my role models...I say you are as old as you feel, if you don't use it, you lose it!"
If this is your first visit please visit these other Bloggers for more inspiration.
Dewena writing from Dewena's Window, Honora writing from Pondside,
Linda writing from My Sew What Blog and Nancy writing from Created for a Journey.
Thanks again to Jan from Jan' Place for sharing her world that is "Ignited With Passion."
How do you remain true to yourself and embrace your purpose?
See you tomorrow with a New Spring Wreath~