You are not the product of your circumstances. You are the product of your decisions. Steven Covey
Today’s words are especially for the senior crowd shared by one who is duly qualified to pontificate. Following are five DON’Ts that will create harmony and bliss in our final season of life.
DON’T – believe any of the hullabaloo about the ‘golden years’ because the only golden element of these years is increased incontinence and dribble.
DON’T – believe that your social security check will increase your sense of security. There is no security in the senior years. We can have contentment and peace, but nothing will guarantee security.
DON’T – believe that the younger generation will venerate your wisdom and experience. That’s a lie from hell designed to cast scales over our eyes as the young-uns put us in nursing homes.
Okay, okay, okay. Perhaps a wee bit too much cynicism and sarcasm? But, here are words you can take to the bank.
DON’T – allow your life to reach its final earthly transition believing this existence has defeated you.
DON’T – forget in whose image you have been created, that the trials and tribulations were mere learning lessons, that what others point out as failures in you were actually steps to a higher realization of your innate perfection. That force of nature which knew and understood you before you were conceived has not deserted you. It would never allow you to be defeated. No! Never!
You have always been one with the One. Call it Higher Power, call it God, name it Allah or Krishna, or refer to it as the Supreme Being. You are now and always have been a product of divine intervention. Your life has not been a failure doomed to defeat. If you think that is true, then you are also calling the God of your life a miserable failure. Just don’t go there because
we are not products of our circumstances, we are products of our decisions
You, senior citizen, get up out of bed today and smile with a ‘thank you’ on your lips for another day to excel in living life. Tell yourself how wonderful you are and that you are very special in the eyes of the force which makes the earth rotate, the sun shine, and the stars twinkle. Accept that perhaps today you cannot do the things that your younger self did, but you can do amazing new and exciting things. The world is open to your ingenuity and experience and wisdom. Don’t sell yourself short on your amazing, innate ability to not only survive, but thrive.
Defeat is for wimps. Surviving the senior years with physical pains and financial insecurities is just another stepping stone to becoming the perfection intended for us. Look up, lift those hands to the sky and receive another day to be functional, grateful, and integral in your world. Old age is not for wimps and we were not created to go down in defeat.