Many women I know who dreaded turning 60 found that milestone brought a tremendous amount of freedom and self-expression they never knew before. Guys — not so much — they seem to focus more on what they are losing, not on what they are gaining. Maybe because their younger years were filled with freedoms that few mothers experience. Either way, focus on the gains because they definitely exist. And, yeah, the body becomes cantankerous and challenging, but the mind settles into a state of satisfaction and acceptance that is glorious!

And, not getting presents for any occasion is fabulous! Also, very freeing. Knowing that we have enough and no longer crave more is a magnificent gift that age gives us.

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