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June 25, 2018
lisakunk

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What Does Your Eighty Year Old You Want From You Now?

A blogger friend wrote this very thought provoking piece. I must share. The list her 80-year-old self shares with her is right on target for me. I wonder who else it will touch.

Head to Head, Heart to Heart

Imagine you’ve got to eighty years old and you’re as fit as can be expected for your age, with a good mind still intact, and you’re reflecting back on your life. Now I’ve listened to elderly people tell stories of their pasts which function as a kind of celebration of their lives which privilege the listener, with a sense of that person facing the end of their life with equanimity and peace. It’s as if they are ready to face a ‘good death’ and the journey ahead, whatever that may be, with no regrets and a free spirit, along with the conviction that they did the very best they possibly could for themselves and the people they cared about.

And this is the way I want to feel when, or if, I reach this point, because I have also listened to people around this age ruminate on their pasts in…

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7 thoughts on “What Does Your Eighty Year Old You Want From You Now?

  1. This was awesome…thanks so much for sharing it, Lisa!

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  2. Thanks for sharing, this was very good! Now go write that book! LOL!

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  3. At 71, I find that many of these points came naturally as I have aged. I appreciate seeing them spelled out since I can see how much I have mellowed over the years.

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