The best things about growing old

Not many people look forward to ageing, but there is actually something positive about every age. Of course there is a reason why people call old age ‘the golden years’. The best thing is that you retire and finally have the time to do all the things you wished you were doing whilst you were at work. Growing old is all about long walks, family gatherings and the company of good friends. Plus, you are entitled to several benefits and discounts.

Here are some of the best things you enjoy when you are getting older:

The happy days

We usually see older people being calm, relaxed, with little stress about life. What is there to stress about when you have no big life decisions to make? Having made your choices in life, you slowly slip into a more stable emotional state. Researches claim that the older you get, the happier you are. 

Cheaper public transport

All kinds of discounts start coming your way as you reach a certain age. Probably the most enjoyable are those relating to public transport. For some people it is quite challenging to live on a pension, therefore cheaper public transport can be a big relief. It is a nice feeling to be able to move around without feeling guilty of all the money you spend for the bus or underground tickets.

More free time

Let’s be honest. The best thing about being over 60 is all the free time you have. When you become a pensioner, you are suddenly faced with all that free time you have been waiting for your whole life. So, go out and do all those things you always wanted to do! Take up some hobbies, go out with your friends and visit your family more often.

Family is everything

With age comes greater and deeper appreciation of your family. Slowly you start realising who has been there all the time, who was close to you in joy and sorrow. After that, apart from feeling a lot of gratitude, you learn how to appreciate your family even more. After all, these are the people who will take care of you in your twilight years. Family is one of the few things that matter in life.

Benefits for older people

The elderly are entitled to various discounts and benefits, from public transport tickets to theatre and museum discounts and they should enjoy those benefits! They have earned and deserve them. So, go out and see that play, visit that museum, take your grandchildren to the zoo. You have had a lifetime of hard work, you deserve some fun

Gratitude for age

Ageing is a gift. Some people realise it early on, some later on, but the point remains the same; you came so far in life, you should be grateful for it. As you are getting older you should celebrate earning one more year of life, not mourning for the loss of youth.