The ten best things about getting older:
10: Senior discounts:
(Peter Steiner cartoon, New Yorker Magazine)
According to Time magazine, baby boomers love getting a deal just as much as the next person, but, hate the idea of getting a “senior discount”. Senior citizens are our parents, the WWII generation, not the “peace, love and rock and roll generation”. So, I guess we will take the discount, but could you just call it something else?
9: Fewer migraines:
Okay, this one is personal to me, but I had to include it. I remember going to the neurologist when I was in my forties and was diagnosed with migraines. She recommended a number of things (by the way, acupuncture has worked the best for me in addition to migraine specific medications) and showed me the above rough graph that she drew on a piece of paper. The good news is that migraines decrease for many patients as they age. I am one of those. At sixty-two I am having fewer and fewer migraines. Yay!!
1: Being grandparents:
You don’t know until it happens, but it is, hands down, the best.
My husband and I were riding in the car when we discussed what’s good about getting older. I’m not being whiny or difficult or grumpy. I am just stating the facts. Sigh! We could only think of three.