I’ve written before about the U-curve of Happiness, the theory that we’re happier in our later years than we were at middle-age. I was darn happy in my middle-age as far as I can recall. And back then, I didn’t anticipate being this old AND happy.
However, of late, I am surprised about how my mood is upbeat (usually) and that despite all the troubles in the world and our country, I’m feeling positive most of the time.
I do miss my work. I miss having only one doctor appointment a year. I miss getting lost in France on my bicycle. Most of all, I miss Peter.
But those are all rich memories, no longer available. So I try to focus on what I DO have and what I CAN do.
And that’s quite a lot.