Tomorrow is my birthday. I am choosing to not divulge how many years I have been alive, not because of embarrassment or shame, but because, as the saying goes, age is just a number.
When I first started writing this, I was focused on the massive amount of ageism in our youth-obsessed culture, how it permeates everything.
Betty White’s passing inspired a different direction in my writing. She never let preconceived notions about age limit her. She broke through Hollywood’s glass ceiling and did so without making a fuss or having repetitive facelifts. She wore her age proudly, gracefully and with dignity.
My mother resisted aging in her own funny way. When her vision declined, she had no problem wearing glasses. But when her hearing deteriorated, she vehemently refused to wear hearing aids. She explained that she didn’t want people to think she was old. I laughed. However, it would have been nice to not have to yell when with her!
Some spiritual teachings claim that there are young and old souls, but the spirit is ageless. A spirit is here to learn lessons and clean up lifetimes. It has no fear of getting old no matter how many yesterdays it had. By remembering who you really are, experientially connecting to your spirit, you never doubt that.
Tomorrow, as I celebrate completing another 365 days inhabiting in this body, I choose to follow Betty White’s example of not fitting into an age-defined role. I will embrace the passage of time as expansion to more aliveness. I will cherish my wider perspective as well as nurture my curiosity. I will express myself with full authenticity.
I pledge to wear whatever I want and not cut my hair to an 'age-appropriate' style. I will not spend money on products claiming fountain-of-youth results. I will use up-to-the-minute jargon as well as passe' phrases at will.
And, I will not wear high-heels!
I choose to believe that age is just a number and not a barrier.
Because I am an ageless spirit that just happens to be in this body.
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