F: Fountain of Youth


This year as the A to Z Blog Challenge celebrates its 10th anniversary, and I’m working on my book (and attitude) about Embracing 60, I’m sharing some A – Z posts about ageing – some of them humorous, some of them serious.


There is a fountain of youth: it is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring to your life and the lives of people you love. When you learn to tap this source, you will truly have defeated age.

Sophia Loren


So many of us are looking for the elixir of life, hoping for a magic pill, or a mysterious and undiscovered fountain of youth to make us young again. And here all along the mystical fountain of youth lives inside of each of us. Our mind. Our talents. Our creativity.

Everyone has the ability to tap into this inner source. Unfortunately, many won’t. Some refuse to look inside. Some refuse to acknowledge that this ability is even possible. But others will. I don’t know if doing so truly means we have defeated age, or that we simply get to a point where age doesn’t matter. The life we live each day and our attitude becomes the important issues, not what date is on the calendar.

11 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Cindy McCabe
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 12:21:08

    How true! We have to use our minds, our creativity (and I already forgot the third thing – DUH!) but I know I use it… oh talents! Yes, yes, yes! Use it or lose it, so they say!


  2. Susan Scott
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 13:54:47

    Does age have to be ‘defeated’? I prefer that age doesn’t matter – it’s rather the attitude we bring to it 🙂


  3. randommusings29
    Apr 06, 2019 @ 19:48:39

    Great advice – there is much to be said for embracing who we really are and stopping caring what anyone else thinks


  4. Deb
    Apr 08, 2019 @ 02:55:57

    I know my body is getting older for mirrors don’t lie 🤷🏻‍♀️ So use it to enjoy life.. sit in the rocking chair while a granddaughter brings you ice tea after you’ve just had a nice stroll together….. then she’ll talk your ears off!😂


  5. Author_Joanne_Reed
    Sep 27, 2019 @ 00:51:25

    Agree! I wrote a little while ago a blog titled “Activate Your Own Fountain of Youth” https://authorjoannereed.net/activate-your-own-fountain-of-youth/ – Check it out!


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