Has this ever happened to you?

by Belinda on November 4, 2010

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You’re walking down a sidewalk or a hallway and you see a strikingly gorgeous woman or a sexy man approaching from a distance. You are taken in by their charisma, their physique and confidence.
When they are finally close enough for you to see their face, you notice they are at least 20 years older than you thought they were!

When I was young and found myself in this situation, I would often feel a twinge of embarrassment when I noticed the person was much older than I thought they were.  Now that I am older and it’s me, now I sometimes feel embarrassed by the disappointed look on the person’s face!

Life is strange like that.

Listen, no matter what your age, it’s important to start developing positive thoughts and feelings about the aging process.  Set yourself up for (long-term) success! The aging process is not going away, so the sooner you deal with it, the more content and happy you will be.

As we age, it’s very easy with time to stop trying new things, stop being open to change, new ideas, and different ways of doing things.  Research shows that the more a person is willing to try new experiences and learn new things – the better their mind and body resists the effects of aging.  So start something new today.  I guarantee you will feel energized and a new level of confidence. I know because it’s one of my own personal secrets to staying young.

Be Courageous – Try New Things!
In my life, every decade has had its own unique things that made it special and worth valuing.  These days when my birthday comes around I remind myself to value the special things and focus on the unique opportunities I have, living right now.

Never regret getting older or having another birthday – be thankful that you are here to celebrate it!




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Dan Locke November 4, 2010 at 4:49 pm

I have grown to respect people such as yourself (you and Victoria Vives come to mind) who remind us that it is really an exuberance for life that is important. Once that is in place, a desire and interest in acquiring and maintaining a healthy physical presence is natural and more easy to attain.

I have to really think when I am asked my age, and I remember a story where one inspirational speaker I am fond of (Jerry Hicks) refused to give it when asked by a nurse.

It’s just not important.

I am always surprised when newspapers and magazines give a persons age right after their name in an article. Like, is that really important???

You are a teacher, Belinda. You teach by example and the example is very very good! I really enjoy what you are doing.

Dan Locke


admin November 4, 2010 at 7:47 pm

Thanks Dan, I never thought of it that way but you are right. I guess I live it then share it. Now that thought inspires me to keep living life to the max even more :)


Hellraker November 4, 2010 at 11:39 am

I don’t understand how any males would be disappointed when seeing you up close.
Might be disappointed you were married, but not on your appearance.

How many women look as good decades younger?


admin November 4, 2010 at 2:28 pm

It’s interesting. The preconceptions of age are very strong. For example, even though someone might be attracted – the realization that I am a lot older than I look is just too hard to get their head around. I can’t tell you the number of times a shadow passes over the persons face as they realize I am not 25, 30 or whatever age they initially imagined. I am so used to it that I let people know up front rather than keep them guessing!


Hellraker November 5, 2010 at 4:05 pm

It must be from the boring people. As a younger man, I ended up dating older women. They were more fun….:~)


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