Here is the latest poem I want to share with you. Why? Because it is beautiful, and it also holds clues to living contentedly at every age.  Taking pleasure from the small things in life, really NOTICING them, and allowing yourself the feeling of awe are some of the secrets to wellbeing.   Living ‘mindfully’ is one of the recommendations from a survey of 100 year olds for living a fulfilling and happy life, see my article : Advice from 100 year olds.

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These are the things I prize

And hold of dearest worth:

Light of sapphire skies,

Peace of the silent hills,

Shelter of forests, comfort of the grass

Music of birds, murmur of little rills,

Shadows of cloud that swiftly pass,

And, after showers,

The smell of flowers

And of the good brown earth.

And best of all, along the way, friendship and mirth.

God of the Open Air

Henry Van Dyke (1852 – 1933)

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You can see other poems I have chosen for you on my Poetry Page.

Debbie King

Between 2014 and 2016 I took time out to travel alone around Europe, blogging about my experiences, discoveries and personal development on One of the many beautiful lessons I learned was the possibility of self-discovery and personal growth at any age. I am now passionate about achieving and encouraging successful ageing and making this a Silver Not Grey journey. I hope that Age With Me can inform, inspire, and accompany you on your silver journey. If you want to send me a comment you can do so privately or publicly. If publicly your email address need not be displayed. Please specify if you wish your comment to be private and seen only by me, thank you.

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