MY TWELVE PRINCIPLES FOR GETTING BETTER AT GETTING OLD

I loved this post. It’s on http://ninamishkin.com, a fantastic blog. I thought it changed that entire ‘resolution’ thing of the New Year into something beautiful and positive. Those items on her list certainly hit home with me. Loved it!

The Getting Old Blog

This is not a list of New Year’s Resolutions.

I gave up on those many a New Year ago.  I may be a slow learner, but I finally realized that by January 3 of every year, at the latest, my list of resolutions was always a train wreck and I had lost whatever few remaining shreds of self esteem inspired the creation of the list in the first place.

So never mind all that.  I assure you the principles I’m talking about here:

(a) were drafted last August;

(b) are not to be thought of as “resolutions;” and

(c) were inspired by a redhead in her forties who has become well known, in blogging circles and beyond, not for resolutions but for her pursuit of happiness.  The redhead is Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project and Happiness at Home.  Her blog is called The Happiness Project.  [If…

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