I often say, “I want to get more colorful with age.” What do I mean by that? Just as the leaves change in the Fall and get more colorful over time, I want to get more colorful as I age, and to blend with others to create more beauty than I can alone. And, when my time comes, I want to simply fall off the tree. “Getting more colorful” means trying new things, laughing more, staying socially connected, constantly learning and scaring yourself a little every day.
Tips for Adding Color to Your Life:
* Go out of your way to meet new people.
* Sign up for a class about a topic of interest that you’ve never tried before.
* Seek out opportunities that bring more meaning and purpose to your life.
* Find a reason to laugh each day.
Live Long. Live Well!
By Dr. Roger Landry, MD, MPH
Dr. Roger Landry is the President of Masterpiece living and award-winning author of the book, Live Long, Die Short: A Guide to Authentic Health and Successful Aging.
(Reprinted with permission of Masterpiece Living (MPL). Originally published in MPL’s bi-weekly “Fireside Conversations.”)
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