It can be easy to start complaining as you age. Your health may not be what it once was, or you may find that you can predict the weather based on that cranky knee of yours. You might be more tired or feel the cold winter air more fiercely than you did when you were younger. You could be struggling to keep up with your rambunctious grandchildren. When your body starts to change or decline with age, it can be hard to keep your chin up, and keep a smile on your face.
Despite the struggles that are part and parcel with getting older, there is a great deal of good that comes with aging. The cliché of a wise old man or wise old woman has endured for a reason. You have a great deal of experience and knowledge to offer your family. You may have time to dedicate to your grandchildren that their busy parents do not. You might have reserves of patience that those still trapped in the daily grind have lost. You might also simply be a warm light of love in your family.
Aging does not have to mean you are consigned only to the role of “grandparent” or “wise elder.” You can still dream, experience, pursue ambitions and more. In case you need a reminder that there is really no such thing as “too old” or “too late,” here are 11 quotes that will make you feel ageless.