Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Embrace changes as we age

Yesterday in my blog I mentioned Monday's Today show and the segment on "Love your selfie." The show will have a segment on that topic every day this week. Yesterday's show had more great advice.

Host Savannah Guthrie talked with Jacqueline Bisset and Jane Seymour about aging—and they all agreed that we are happiest when we embrace it all, the wrinkles, body changes and all. Avoid Botox and surgery to change appearance, they advised. In addition, they pointed out that we look younger when we smile. So happiness is a great beauty regimen! So is living in the present.

But here's the line I won't forget: "Forgiveness is better than any beauty cream!"

Wow! Isn't that the truth? Carrying around the old hurts and baggage when you and I are unable to forgive another just takes immense energy. It robs us of joy—and the load of it all can really age us. Their advice: Forgive yourself and others.

These are all good things, and there's really nothing I can add to what they said.

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