Now's the time to really be original. Cliches are the quickest way to date yourself. "If I only knew then what I know now." A smart-aleck radio voice said, "Well you didn't, so get over it and get on with it now...", something to that effect. It also helps not to sing Beatles and Bee Gees songs but I guess that's something that can be overlooked and forgiven. It, however, does a world of good to J-Z, Beyoncee, Usher and Alicie Keyes it up and put a little extra bounce in your step. If you have grandkids, I hope you spend lots of time playing with them. At the same time, a date with your honey or some friends in which you do things like you did 30, 40, 50 and 60 years ago, is another way to enjoy aging. You probably don't drink, so have that beer or that six-pack. It'll break up the monotony.
But the best way to grow younger every day is to take on a project, pursue a passion, a dream, especially something you always wanted to do but never did. A fellow Buddhist SGI member, an 80-year-old lady, just got accepted to a free music program at Bergen Community College where she will revive the dream life's circumstances didn't permit when she had to raise 3 kids and keep down a job many years ago of playing the piano. She's so excited and she can't wait to begin this fall.
How 'bout you? What is your dream? What is a dream you once had? And what are you doing to make this part of your life the best by far?