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Where Did That Little Gray Hair Come From?

Where Did That Little Gray Hair Come From?

A special feature from Leslie & Kay, Founders GrandparentsLink

Hey, let’s face it… aging isn’t all that it’s cracked up to be. How can 40 be the new 30, and 50 be the new 40?  Somehow we think the mathematicians are all mixed up.  And even better… are they crazy? 60 is the new … oh forget it. Hopefully, you are lighthearted and open-minded to take a look in the mirror and laugh a little. Because after all, a sense of humor goes a long, long way!

We’d like to believe that age is really nothing but a number, but our social media and such really create a world where embracing age and promoting the beauty of aging is a nearly impossible feat. Daily reminders flash before us in every corner of life to let us know, those over 50, are kind of the forgotten tribe.  To be honest, sometimes it’s down right depressing to boot.  How often do you see a 60, 70 or 80-year-old woman gracing the cover of anything? Truly just a handful of times.

grey hairAnd just as we (hopefully) take time to enjoy this journey of our life, we begin to ponder: where do all those little gray whiskers and hairs come from? Do you have a clue?? Where were they living before? Suffice to say, we never invited them into our personal space – do you know anyone who did? ‘Be gone’ is our command, and with that, we sprint to pick up the tweezers or run really fast to the salon. Maybe this contributes to the reason why we haven’t become the next cover girls. Ah, at least someone should have been honest and told us why!

All kidding aside, age is totally irrelevant as to what we can accomplish, learn or embrace. We are proud of where we are and how old we are. Aging is an opportunity, not a door shut. Our lives in the vertical state should welcome all the pleasures, challenges, epiphanies, and daily chances, in order to live, love and experience life.  Your life is a story – share it, and touch others with your presence.

Simple advice for living? Get rid of anyone who uses the words: can’t, never, or won’t – and reach for those in your circle who will talk about: potentials, thrills, life’s fullness and positive expressions that are stimulating.  While Nike coined the phrase “Just do it”, we say, “Grab it”. Take the reins of life and gallop forward.  Just be sure you always pack your tweezers.

About the authors and their site, Grandparentslink.com

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is all about you, the grandparent, and your journey. The co-owners, Leslie Zinberg and Kay Ziplow want you to be mindful of this adventure, taking in all that life can bring for you to enjoy and be informed. This is a distinctive platform that engages readers into an ever-changing environment, and best of all… they offer a free weekly subscription.

Leslie comments, “I love the pure joy of being a grandparent. My grandchildren have taught me to be mindful…to enjoy every little moment. There is nothing better than the giggles, the words, and the time we spend together.”

“Being a grandparent means that you get to experience another life adventure in a deeper dimension.  As you see your own children have children and become parents, it takes your breath away. This is truly the circle of life and an opportunity to participate in an unscripted chapter of living. GrandparentsLink.com provides a palate of information and keeps grandparents informed and connected,” adds Kay Ziplow, co-founder.

Christine Crosby

About the author

Christine is the co-founder and editorial director for GRAND Magazine. She is the grandmother of five and great-grandmom (aka Grandmere) to one. She makes her home in St. Petersburg, Florida.

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