This Summer my birthday is approaching.
Do I dread my soon newly assigned age? No.
Why should I stress out because my age changes?
Besides, I am grateful to remain among the land of the living.
But, let’s take a more realistic approach. Are we really dreading a number that much? Is it possible we really dread facing the societal expectations for certain ages?
For example, if you are an infant, you act as an infant. If you are an adolescent, you should act as an adolescent. When you become an adult, then you should act as an adult.
Of course, there are scientific studies on developmental stages. Some things are expected within certain age ranges, I’m aware.
But, what’s up with the dreaded resistance of reaching 30, 40, 50, 60 and so on? So what, you reached 30? Guess what? 31 will follow 30 if you keep living.
If you’re concerned about age, don’t stress out, use your time wisely.
Learn, grow, and embrace maturity. It’s one of the best birthday gift you can receive.
You may find, you will begin to appreciate life.
You’ll recognize there are probably more years behind you than before you.
You’ll embrace simplicity.
You’ll learn not to “sweat the small things.” You won’t let others “ruffle your feathers” easily.
You’ll seek less validation from others. You’ll say what you mean unapologetically, but you’re willing to apologize when needed.
With maturity, who wouldn’t want that?
After all, when you embrace age, you are really embracing Life!