People over 50 are Happier - '50 is the New '30
If I were to tell you that I had just interviewed people on the street and the top 5 most common things that people put on their “To Do” – “Bucket List” included:
· Forming a romantic relationship
· Spending time with friends/family
· Doing rewarding work,
· Being spontaneous and traveling
Would you think I was talking about a senior population? Well think again!
In fact…people over 50 are happier overall it seems! In my work place, half of my peers are over 50. Half of my friends on face book are over 50. 80% of my contacts on LinkedIn are over 50. OK 50 is the new 30. Jonell Kirby Cash, author of “A RING A DANCE A SECOND CHANCE” is 83. So what I know to be true is that happiness is a frame of mind.
Of the list of desired activities listed above, Jonell Kirby Cash participates currently in all of them. Jonell fell in love with her high school sweetheart at age 71, she spends time with her daughter, son and niece traveling all across the country, she teaches continuing education classes at the University of Georgia and she holds meet and greet events to encourage other seniors to live active lives. I wonder if Smithsonian interviewed her for their article?
The fountain of youth actually lies in our own minds. Our perception of our own value and vitality dictates how vibrantly we live day to day. Want to find romance? Put love into the world. Want to engage in rewarding work? Volunteer, get out into nature or seek a niche in your community that desires your passion and skills. Senior Corps.com matches seniors with their skill sets http://www.seniorcorps.gov/ The Senior Source is a landing pad of resources http://www.theseniorsource.org/pages/volunteer.html
Now, Jonell’s first work of fiction was not a result of her professional pursuits and certainly her personal love story inspired the book but it is not in fact an autobiography. What is important to note is that the readership that is hungry to read books about senior romance is also seeking to engage in their own lives in ways that are meaningful.
GO get em’ 50 and then some!
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