Top Ten Best Things About Being 50+

Is a big milestone birthday on the horizon for you, or for someone you know? Any way you look at it, 50+ birthdays are milestones and cause for celebration.

Top Ten Good Things About Being Over the Age of 50

10. You’re more accepting of human imperfections, including your own.

9. Having confidence in your own opinions and less worry about other people’s.

8. If you’re not already there, your retirement is at least closer than it was.

7. When you nap in the afternoon, leave a party early, or go to bed before 8pm, it’s expected instead of being thought odd.

6. You stop worrying about molehills and conserve your energy for real mountains.

5. You’ve acquired wisdom through experience.

4. You have an excuse for things that you lost, forgot, or didn’t get around to.

3. You can enjoy reduced rates for retirees and seniors discounts.

2. You can be more relaxed and explore your creativity in every aspect of your life (and room of your home).

1. You’re finally rich – in memories to look back on, and stories to share.

These reasons to celebrate don’t have to wait for a special day – they’re worth celebrating every day.

Anita Hamilton

50+ World editor & baby boomer writer Anita Hamilton has always been interested in the "real people" stories behind the characters that create and inhabit the world of music, books, movies, television shows, current events, history, etc. A lifelong love of research (ok, nosiness) and writing, combined with a loving and supportive family complete with 3 mini-dachshund minions, keeps her busy.

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