This beautiful rose was once a stunning bloom
but she is fading in her beauty
but still worth a look...
This rose got me thinking about aging...
perhaps with some elegance.
How does one age well?
And I do not mean Botox or plastic surgery...
its not for me.
How do I
ease into my advancing senior years
with the face that I was born with
embracing the lines and wrinkles
that are the result of years of laughter?
There are certain things that we can all do to help us look more "radiant."
Ali McGraw looks the picture of health and she glows.
She is such a radiant beauty both inside and out...
a fabulous role model.
Thoughts that may help navigate the road ahead are basics like...
getting a decent night's rest
alleviating as much stress as possible
experiencing joy and happiness whenever the opportunity arises
listening to our "hearts"
expanding our horizons which may be travel or going to local cultural events
learning something new to keep us fresh
staying in touch with friends and family
finding and making time for creativity
tell those who meet us about ourselves
(whether we like it or not)
how we dress and what we say conveys a lot...
good manners and kindness
go a long way.
At 62 and not the freshest rose in the bouquet...
I try to focus on
wearing neat, comfortable and (hopefully) flattering outfits
paying attention to style
dressing in clothing that is honest and genuine
a reflection of my personality...
some days it may be a classic LBD
jeans and a Tee with a cashmere sweater and Chelsea boots
which just happens to be my "uniform."
I try always to look put together...
some days it is more difficult than others!
The word "Frumpy" scares me.
My Mother managed to look well dressed well into her 80's and I never thought that she looked frumpy or dowdy.
has always been important to me.
People look at our faces when we meet and greet each other.
From the time that I went to The Hudson Bay's Saturday charm school
where among other things
we were instructed on how to wash and care for our skin.
(in that era it was Yardley's oatmeal soap and Noxema or Nivea)
I have been preoccupied with taking care of my complexion.
we have thousands of options...
and how does one choose?
I have been testing a new moisturizer.
It is super emollient, which my dry skin needs, but is not greasy.
The results are a dewy rosy glow which I quite like.
I think that my skin looks healthier...
but maybe I am just hopeful
seeking a fresher rose
one that is petal soft and blush pink!
Two rose scented hard working products from a previous delivery of
they are almost gone
are truly quite amazing...
I have been using them on my hands and feet with really great results.
I'll have to see if I can buy them online.
In the whole scheme of things our inner beauty traits
are far more important
than how we look on the outside...
a giving nature...
They are the real super stars when we really think about it.
While I like to buy new things
I plan to cultivate and focus on some inner improvements this month...
What are your thoughts on aging gracefully?
~ Be Well and Be Kind ~