At the end of every letter posted I've been leaving you with quotes on the subject by famous or well known people. Today I give you Quintessential quotes from my blogger and twitter friends. Normal everyday people, (at least that's what they told me) although I've just realised they have all published books it may mean that next year their quotes will be in the famous category.
I asked them for quotes on life after 50. You can visit their fab blogs by clicking on their names.
Just to show I'm not sexist on this blog the first quote is from a man.
To me getting older is all about quality of life, preparing for the years to come by having a smaller home, living near to shops, bus route, most important is going away for winter sunshine.
I stay 'Fab & Fit' by exercise - at least 20 mins walking every day, with 2 hills...and by exercising my
mind, writing, blogging, learning new skills, meeting new people on Twitter and Facebook.
Act how you feel in your head (unless it's 7) not how your body feels/looks!
Life is a rich fruit cake.It needs time to mature but all the ingredients add up to delicious flavours with every bite.
Whenever you don't know what to do, make a cup of tea. In the time taken for the kettle to boil the crisis has reshaped into something you can think about.
Being post 50 sure beats the alternative.So make the most of every day-even the trying ones,(I survived cancer in my 40s)
but when I turned fifty, I felt free!
Free from worrying about being faded,
and free to be fit, feisty
and above all, me!
Rosalind Adam had plenty to say..
One day I'm going to enter a marathon... OK a half-marathon and raise lots of money for charity.One day I'm going to dance across the Strictly Come Dancing TV studio floor in the dashing Brendan Cole's arms. I will be wearing a skimpy Latin outfit and it's going to look great on me!... OK, OK how about a flowing ballroom gown?
And finally from Gransnet HQ
Gransnet is absolute proof that age does not have to be a barrier to doing anything - from climbing mountains and travelling the world to getting into technology, running marathons, taking up new interests and enjoying life to the full. The consensus on our forums is that "old" is ten years older than you actually are - as one gransnetter summed up: "I'm 65 and regard that as middle age,Anyway, old is the new black!"
I'm sure any person under the age of fifty reading these quote will realise that growing older does have it's advantages. I think the cartoon below sums everything up about these fabulous, fit and feisty ladies.
Thanks everyone for the great quotes.
My quote is, " Age is just a number, be the you that you have always been and never conform to the stereotype that is expected of us as we get older, just keep on being you! "
What's your quote?