25 Things to Look Forward To About getting Older

"The older I get, the more empowered I feel. Each life experience brings a broader perspective, and greater clarity about people, about coping, about problem resolution. I'm better able to personally navigate life's challenges, and I'm able to use this knowledge to help others.

With age also comes more compassion. I have seen and experienced more and can appreciate situations from multiple perspectives. Therefore I am better able to negotiate and build consensus. I wouldn't trade where I am in life for my younger self. Except, of course, for my wrinkles!" — Wendy Solomon, spa owner, Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Country Living - 2016, May