Change is inevitable. We all experience it on almost a daily basis. How we adapt to that change can make the difference between moving forward — or not. It may be an easier task for seniors to adapt to change that you might think.
For one thing, and I know you have heard a senior friend say this, “I’ve seen it all.” It may not be totally true but simply by the fact that seniors have spent more time on this mortal coil than their juniors, they have seen a lot. When a curve ball is thrown their way, their first thought could very well be, “I’ve seen this one before.” Seniors are better equipped to knock that curve ball out of the park, again just by virtue of having been around the block a time or two. One of my favorite sayings these days, “This isn’t my first rodeo.” Sounds a bit cryptic, but the meaning is basic … it’s going to take a lot to surprise me.
There will always be little bumps and potholes on life’s highway. When I was a teenager, every-thing that happened — EVERYTHING — was a major turning point. Oh, the drama! I get my drama on Netflix these days, and I’m glad about that. There are resources all around that can help seniors cope if they run into a roadblock, if the change seems just too much to handle. One of those resources is this very magazine. I’m so proud to be a part of it and I want that association to go on for a long time.
Change is inevitable.
How we handle that change will certainly make a difference in our lives and in the lives of those around us.