You really have watched a lovelier sunset, eaten a sweeter peach and seen a more beautiful baby.
You can say, “When I was your age …” to more and more people.
You don’t have to feel compelled to know all the answers. Or all the questions.
If you want to change your mind, nobody thinks anything of it.
When you decide to do something on the spur of the moment, nobody thinks anything of it either.
There’s nothing left to learn the hard way.
You’ve seen it all before, even if you don’t remember where and when.
No more pregnancy scares.
Senior-citizen discounts – reduced motel rates, airfares, movie tickets, etc.
You can relax, quit trying to impress people and be your best self.
Enough time to give blood, forget a grudge, pray for someone you don’t even like and do something kind for someone who’ll never know who did it.
Lying about your age is easier now that you sometimes forget what it is.
Instead of counting sheep when you can’t sleep at night, you can count your retirement accounts, friends with hip replacement, pills you forgot to take and the birthdays you had celebrated.
You will probably be among the first hostages to be released.
Drivers are more likely to stop for you when you’re in a crosswalk.
More body parts can be medically replaced.
Taking time out for a walk is no longer considered a luxury but an essential.
Most of life’s major disappointments are behind you.
You have developed a new appreciation of old things – old friends, old books, old values and old ideals, old wine … and yourself.
You have gained the amazing insight that the faults of others are no worse than your own.
Personal experience has proven that spending time with loved ones is far more meaningful than spending money on them.
You’ve learned that enjoying the journey may be just as important as reaching the destination.
You realize that the gifts of life, health and love outweigh anything mere money could buy.
You’re finally accepting the reality that you won’t live long enough to do all the things other people want you to do; so you’re beginning to select priorities that matter most in the long run.
You know that lighting someone else’s candle in no way diminishes yours.
You change the things that can be changed, accept those that cannot and pray for the wisdom to know the difference.
You minimize preoccupation with the negatives in your life and concentrate on your gratitude for all the positives.
You listen more, learn more, laugh more, love more, lend a helping hand more and live more.
Leaving a legacy of love, integrity and good deeds is far more valuable than a great estate of material wealth.
Finally, good enough is really good enough.