An article from July of this year by Diane Morrow-Kondos from www.tulsakids.com
She didn’t think of herself as a senior citizen, but then,
This year I received the good news/bad news notification from the Social Security Office telling me I am eligible for retirement benefits.
Diane reminds herself that she’s still “young” because she still works out, can play along with Jeopardy, and has a long-lived family. She likes being in age denial.
Then Covid-19 entered our world and made me face some cold, hard truths. I am vulnerable; I am considered an older, at-risk person. In some peopleâ€™s minds, the number of years Iâ€™ve lived render me expendable.
She continues thinking about Covid-19.
Covid-19 accelerated the mental aspects of aging, giving me a feeling of being exposed and elderly. I found myself thinking of aging in a way I never had before. For the first time, I started viewing myself as old, and that kind of thinking is a dangerous mindset.
So Diane decided to skip the negative thinking about her age and is determined to live each day the best she can, despite the pandemic.
Solid advice for all of us.
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