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My list of 10 good things about menopause - What's your list?

By March 22, 2011 - 5:28am

Ten good things about menopause are:
1. It gives me an excuse to sit around reading books all day, without doing another thing.
2. I learned how supportive my husband could be.
3. It gives me something taboo to talk about with other people, and really get some good stories.
4. I finally figure out what my older sister was talking about.
5. It gives me an excuse to be forgetful.
6. I've become invisible to passerbys - no one gives me a turn of the head, or a second thought any more - I can observe them without them noticing. I can walk along the street without interruptions by guys coming on to me.
7. My grey hair looks beautiful.
8. I am old enough now that I see the innocent child in everybody.
9. I have enough experience to nurture both adults and children in a healthy way.
10. After the ravages of mood changes during menopause, a door opens and selfhood and peace are discovered.

By June 9, 2011 - 4:33pm

This is a great list! I especially like #8. So true. I am constantly amazed how innocent even some 30 year olds seem :) Also love this article by MArcelle Pick, What I LOVE about menopause: http://www.womentowomen.com/menopause/whatiloveaboutmenopause.aspx Glad someone else is trying to see the bright side of things!!!

June 9, 2011 - 4:33pm
By Blogger May 5, 2011 - 4:59pm

What a great list!
#10 is like the end of the rainbow.

May 5, 2011 - 4:59pm
By HERWriter Guide March 29, 2011 - 8:20am

Thanks for your list, gaiamouse!

I think #1 is any woman's dream but work gets in the way! But I'm sure everyone would love a day or two to read all day. Throw in "at a spa" and I'm there! What a treat!

I know some gorgeous head turners in their 50s - getting older should never make us invisible - unless we want it to! I think a great thing about self-confidence and a sense of inner peace in older age is that we are finally heard because we've stopped much of the internal chatter and external drama-making that makes us sound noisy rather than productive. We're in command!

I hope others add to your list; it's a great one!


March 29, 2011 - 8:20am

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