The cutest, sweetest, most darling, almost 10 month old, baby boy came to visit me in my office today. He brought his Mom.
I don’t have permission to put his picture up here so you’ll have to trust me that his face glowed and his eyes lit up in delight as he explored the waiting room with all manner of interesting things to touch and taste and see for the very first time in his life.
Mom and I were stick-in-the-muds, redirecting him away from all the wonderful new things to the boring center of the waiting room.
Earlier in the day two people said to me that they were surprised I was 67. I didn’t look 67, I didn’t act 67 and they thought I was in my 50’s. I gave thanks to them and thanks to Clairol, genetics and clothes that camouflaged all that has shifted.
When I got home Max took me on a walk. He sniffed here and sniffed there, sniffing at things he’s sniffed hundreds of times before. Sniffing as though it were the first delectable, curious sniff of his life.
And it came to me! The key to appearing younger than you are is having a beginners mind. Seeing, touching, tasting, hearing, smelling everything as if it were the first time. A sense of wonder, a curiosity, an expectation that this world is a miracle and whatever, whoever, is in your path fills your senses and lights up your face.