Ageing Gratefully, What does it actually mean?

Monday, November 22, 2021 3:44 pm
Reading Time: 2 minutes
Ageing Gratefully gives women the opportunity to celebrate life by making the choice to live from a place of gratitude.
Sally Hewitt, from Ageing Gratefully joined Mike to explain what it means.  Sally was inspired by her friend, who is in her 80s, but is still so engaged in life. She plays the Viola in a Quartet, enjoys French Scrabble and teaches Uno to friends. Although she faces her own health challenges she doesn’t let it stop her from enjoying life.
One day a friend said to her: “Who wants to grow old there’s no joy in it?”
Her response: (Chuckling) “Well it’s better than the alternative.”
“”It’s about the attitude we bring to our growing older. It’s not even so much about whether your cup is half full or half empty it’s about the fact that we have the cup at all. Our life is the cup and it is a gift.”
Sally believes that as we get older we have a responsibility to set an example for the younger generations. So that they something to look forward, and they see their lives as that whole end to end journey.  At the end of the day we are the age that we are and there will always be people who are older or younger than us. So once we actually learn to accept the age that we start living more fully.
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