The other day, I went out to lunch with my mom and my niece. We went to a cozy little place that serves tea in china cups, and has comfy little pillows in the booths and on the chairs. Over our meal, we shared different perspectives about age. After all, we had 3 generations sitting at this table.
I had recently passed a milestone birthday, and was feeling rather old. However, my mom—who is in her 80s—sees me as young.
She sees herself as old.
As we were in the middle of our discussion, an elderly woman walked into the restaurant, and sat at the table next to us. She leaned towards my mom, and asked:
“Young lady, could you pass me one of those pillows?”
Turns out, this lady is 101.
That changed all our perspectives. My mom was thrilled to be called “young” again, and I was thrilled to feel even younger!
It’s amazing what can happen the instant your perception is changed! And, you can do this for yourself—you don’t need to wait for someone to do it for you.
By seeing yourself from a different perspective, you can make yourself feel like a whole lot better….and, if you’re lucky, a whole lot younger.
Copyright 2015 Michelle Kerrigan