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Forever young at heart

Are you afraid of getting older? Do you look back and wonder where the time has gone while you fill and replace your beauty routine with anti aging products and things to retain the standard you set for yourself? We get so conditioned about what beauty is, whether it is from commercials or models that dictate a certain height and weight, and a certain look and bone structure. In recent years things started to change a little, including full figured women and a look that sways from the typical norm. Older men and women, gray foxes with silver locks have grazed the screen and slowly it’s becoming more acceptable, although many have their set expectations of what beauty is to them. I came across this beautiful quote from Richard Gere, and maybe, just maybe it can remind you to be gentle with yourself and know that true beauty comes from the inside. Find your happy place, a place you are content with even if life is less than perfect. Learn to accept what is and what can’t be changed. Stay flexible in the storm that’s life and roll with the punches. Surrender and let go. You don’t need to control everything. Trust and believe that everything will work out just as you want it to be. These are your magic potions for everlasting beauty.

“I am old but I am forever young at heart. We are always the same age inside. Know that you are the perfect age. Each year is special and precious, you can only live it once. Do not regret growing older, it’s a privilege denied to many!”

~Richard Gere

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Who am I, and why I write. I’m a dreamer, but I’m not the only one. I am the one, holding on to the silver lining when the skies are gray. I’m a believer that nothing is coincidence, but that everything has purpose. I’ve made my mistakes, don’t we all, but I see them as growing pains and they are a part of who I am today. I have lost myself in order to find myself, and I still do from time to time, but in a good way. I’m a big child who laughs until my belly hurts when life wants to be serious. Career wise: I’ve been there, done that, and I took “The jump” off the hamster wheel in an effort to change my future. I didn’t land all that soft, but I can say that I’m still proud to have found the courage to do it. Coming full circle, I had it all, and yet I was lonely and had nothing. Today I choose to be a collector of moments and I chase memories, instead of the material stuff. Less is more, and the motto is quality over quantity. You’d be amazed at how freeing it can be. I see myself as a free spirit that believes in an unconventional lifestyle. Somehow I go against the grain most of the times, not to rebel, but because it feels right to stay true to my unique and authentic self. It takes courage, and you often stand alone, but if you dare, you soon realize that it is the only way if you don’t want to lose who you are. Just like most, my past wasn’t easy and I come from a life that didn’t always give me the opportunity to be heard. Few related and even fewer cared to take the time. But that’s the past and it’s history, the future hasn’t happened and the “NOW” is truly all we ever have. In the end we all have a story to tell, and we all seek to be understood. We all yearn to be heard and accepted and still life is hard and our path is full of stumbling blocks. If we can see the lessons in adversity we may realize that the toughest moments are often our greatest teachers. There is a reason for the saying that the stars can’t shine without darkness, and it might be darkness that will show you the light.
It took a series of (un)fortunate events, to learn to glow through the pain, to learn how to dance in the rain. I believe in Magic and wonder, and the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow. As an empath this old soul often feels a little too much, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Today, I am here to tell my story because I believe that it can help others. It is my hope to bring inspiration and strengths to you, while showing you that it can be done. I know you are out there, and I know you are suffering in silence. I am here to tell you that you are not alone, and your voice is being heard loud and clear. Hang on and be strong, transformation is yours. 
In light and love....Rhapsody Bohème 💙🦋

16 thoughts on “Forever young at heart

  1. I don’t worry about growing old and I’ve never worried about losing my beauty lol… But now more than ever I’m starting to appreciate time, the sand doesn’t stop flowing through the timer and I wish I could make better use of every grain.

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    1. That’s true and time is one of our most precious possessions. It’s also a part as to why it important for me to reply to comments. If someone gives me their time, the least I can do is to honor that gift and respond. I think with time and realizing the importance of it, we also become more selective on what we spend and waste our time on. Sometimes it’s just not worth it anymore.

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    1. I’m sure it was a part of your spiritual awakening. It most always takes something very tragic to show us awake. I want to say that I am sorry you had to experience this tragedy, but I also know that without it you wouldn’t be who you are today and I see a beautiful soul. 🙏🏼

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