We all want the best of growing older. There’s just one problem: the older we get, the harder it gets to stay well and active. Sound familiar? In this book author Margie Hackbarth reveals the ways affirmations help us set and achieve meaningful goals during this phase of life’s journey. This includes how to recognize and tackle unconscious and deep-rooted age bias. She teaches how to pause to reflect. Then guides readers to shift from reluctantly aging to intentionally aging.
Margie Hackbarth, a Christian author, writes from a heart that believes in people, blending enthusiasm for older adults, lifelong learning, and nearly 30-years of healthcare communications and administration. A wife, mom, daughter, sister and friend, Margie hopes this work encourages and benefits you as much as these techniques have helped her.
Knowing words can be powerful, consider how you can be more intentional with your words. What are some ways you might reach out with kind words to brighten someone's day? Build up a neighbor, family member or other friend? If you send holiday greeting cards, could you add a note of encouragement? Gratitude? Praise for recent accomplishments? Read more about the power of words and affirmations in Chapter Two of Amaging(TM) Growing Old On Purpose.
Amaging(TM) Growing Old On Purpose
“Our words have the power to destroy and the power to build up” (Proverbs 12:6). Do you choose your words wisely to build up or tear down? To show kindness or cruelty? To complain or compliment? The words we use are not just the result of air coming from our lungs, past our vocal cords, and mixing with our tongue and lips to make sounds that form words. We can carefully choose what words are formed before the act of speech occurs. Choosewisely!