I’m one you can always count on to look for the positive side in everything and when it comes to aging – - there are many. In fact PMA, (Positive Mental Attitude) is something I seem gain more and more of the older I get.
I remember all too well the days of weeping and wailing, pacing and flailing when stressful situations came my way. But always in retrospect, after the shenanigans were over, situations were never as bad as they seemed and rarely justified my reaction. Today, having successfully come through any number of life experiences, lessons learned and mountains conquered I’m able to bring myself to the positive side of a challenging situation almost immediately and experience the peace and freedom that comes along with that.
This emotional maturity sure feels good and I can only suspect (or at least hope) that we get more of it as we get older. Perhaps this is one of the reasons we experience more rich and rewarding personal relationships as we mature. One thing’s for sure, any employer who doesn’t covet this quality as one of the many values age brings to the workplace – is not worth their weight in salt. Ahhh, if only we could package and sell it!