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Beauty, wisdom equal for older women

Lisa Barnes Ramos: "Proud to say I am 55 years young!" Beauty, wisdom akin to classic cars, fine wine By LISA BARNES RAMOS Beauty. What does it really account for? To all my female friends who are close to

Lisa Barnes Ramos: “Proud to say I am 55 years young!”

Beauty, wisdom akin to classic cars, fine wine

By LISA BARNES RAMOS

Beauty. What does it really account for?

To all my female friends who are close to 40 years of age or older. Most of us are going through the next stage of our lives. We are at that age where we see the wrinkles, grey hair, and extra pounds. Menopause has already shown up or is just around the corner.

We see the pretty 20-year olds and sigh. But, we were 20, too, just like one day they will be our age. What they bring to the table with their youth and zest for life, we contribute with our wisdom, experience, and good hearts. For all we’ve been through earning each grey hair, raising kids, contending with bills, ills, and whatever else life has thrown at us, we are survivors and warriors, and most importantly, we are women.

We are akin to a classic car or fine wine. While our exterior may not be what it used to be, it is traded for our spirit, courage, and strength to enter this chapter of our lives with grace and pride for all we’ve been through, overcome, and accomplished.

Never feel bad about getting older. It is a privilege denied to many.

Proud to say I am 55 years young!

 

 

 

 

 

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