Aging Gratefully

I have to say that over the last few years, I have been more and more grateful to be growing older.

In the U.S., and maybe other places as well, growing older is seen as a curse. Maybe that’s starting to change now, but still advertisers would have us believe that looking and feeling younger is the ultimate win. I admit, it would be nice not to have aches and pains, but young people have health issues too. We all have something we have to deal with.

I’m definitely grateful that I’m better able to manage my emotions than I did when I was younger. It’s nice to be able to see what’s happening in the world and know that change is on the way. Nothing stays the same forever, so I sit back and watch the parade go by. I engage when I feel it’s necessary, but I remember what Neale Donald Walsch said to me before he wrote it in his first Conversations with God book, “Nothing matters and you think it does.”

In a way that’s true. Since we are all actors on this Earth plane, the only thing that matters is that we play our roles and keep moving forward.

I’m grateful to be more patient, empathetic, and loving. This alone is worth all the trials and tribulations I went through before. And I’m grateful that I don’t really care what other people think about me. It’s nice to feel confident in my decisions, and looks for that matter.

The last thing I’m grateful for is time. Now that I’m retired, I have time to work on some fun projects that I’ve wanted to do for awhile. I also have time to stop and enjoy the wildlife outside, the book I’m reading, or the puzzle we keep going on the end of the dining room table. I also have time to take some fun online courses. One was about how to create online courses. I decided to do that and though it’s lots of work, it’s fun work, as we used to say in the theatre. I’m nearly finished gathering all the components. It will be ready to upload in a week or two.

Thanksgiving is this coming Thursday in the U.S. We usually set aside November as the month of gratitude, but I think it would be nice if we were grateful everyday instead. I’m going to continue to practice gratitude and see what doors open up for me.

Have a lovely week ahead. Thanks to my new followers and for the likes, shares, and comments. I’m grateful for them.


Lucinda Sage-Midgorden © 2022

The Space Between Time

Lucinda is the author of The Space Between Time, an award finalist in the “Fiction: Fantasy” category of the 2017 Best Book Awards.

Have you ever experienced life shattering events? Yeah, after the last few years, most of us have. In The Space Between Time, Jenna Holden gets slammed by her fiancé walking out, her mother’s untimely death, and losing her job all in one week. But she receives unexpected help when she finds her three-times great-grandmother’s journals and begins the adventure of a lifetime.

The Space Between Time is available in all ebook formats at Smashwords and for Kindle at Amazon, or you can find the ebook at iBooks or Barnes and Noble. If you prefer a physical copy, you can find a print-on-demand version at Amazon. Stay tuned for news when the audiobook version is published.

Lucinda is also the host of Story-Power a podcast where she and her guests discuss their creative endeavors, and/or the stories that have changed their lives. It’s available here on Sage Woman Chronicles and on Apple, Google, and Spotify podcast apps. Please rate and leave a review. It helps people find me.


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I grew up in the West, the descendant of people traveling by wagon train to a new life. Some of their determination and wanderlust became a part of me. I imagine them sitting around the campfire telling stories, which is why I became first a theatre artist, then a teacher and now a writer. They are all ways of telling stories.

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