Catching Fireflies

finding magic along the way

3 weeks to 50!!

The countdown continues, and I am still finding things to get excited about.

For those of you facing fifty and beyond, never fear! As always, I have turned to books to find inspiration, and I have some recommendations for you.

The Grace of Aging: Awaken as You Grow Older by Kathleen Dowling Singh
The Wonder of Aging: A New Approach to Embracing Life After Fifty by Michael Gurian
The Gift of Years: Growing Older Gracefully by Joan Chittister
This Is Getting Old: Zen Thoughts on Aging with Humor and Dignity by Susan Moon
Finding Meaning in the Second Half of Life: How to Finally, Really Grow Up by James Hollis
Mindful Aging: Embracing Your Life After 50 to Find Fulfillment, Purpose and Joy
by Andrea Brandt
The Spirituality of Age: A Seeker’s Guide to Growing Older
by Robert L. Weber, PhD and Carol Osborn, PhD

These, of course, all focus specifically on aging after 50, but feel free to find inspiration in any book that talks about following your heart and finding joy. They all address the deep down reason for our fear when the Big Five-Oh looms around the corner – unfulfilled dreams and loss of time.

When we were young, 30 seemed old. Now, we are reaching the point where we have already passed our 30 year high school reunion and we are a bit shocky. How did this happen? Weren’t we just 25 yesterday?!

The biggest gift we can give ourselves as we approach these momentous birthdays is the permission to finally, truly live the lives we were meant to live. We need to allow ourselves to finally speak our truth and not be afraid to show our hearts to the world.

Be yourself. Let that freak flag wave. The world will adjust. šŸ™‚

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