I use to think it would be awful to get old but now I realize it’s not as bad as I thought it would be.  There are also some advantages to getting older.

  • I have learned from experience and it helps me make better decisions
  • I am more confident
  • I don’t allow people to manipulate me anymore
  • I’m OK if people don’t like me
  • I can say “no” sooner and firmer
  • I recognize deception more quickly
  • I can spot and avoid “takers” more easily
  • I am much wiser
  • I am much more self-assured
  • I do more of the things I want to do
  • I don’t mind being alone as much
  • I am OK with people thinking badly of me
  • I am OK with people talking about me
  • I choose my battles
  • I don’t sweat the small stuff
  • I don’t feel guilty for treating myself well
  • I don’t apologize for being me
  • I accept myself
  • I love myself

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