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Three Guaranteed Ways To Look Younger

Growing up is pretty wonderful but getting older  bites. But, I’ve discovered three things that are  absolutely guaranteed  to make you look younger. And you don’t have to spend 125 dollars on a quarter ounce of “youth serum”.

1. STOP WEARING FRUMPY BLACK AND GRAY SHIRTS, SWEATERS AND DRESSES. Seriously, the black bag you’re calling an outfit does not make you look thinner or pretty. It’s ugly ugly ugly. Women over the age of 45 generally look depressed and exhausted when they wear black. Put on something bright, maybe even a print. I’m not talking old lady print with massive purple Lily’s and zebras but please find a shirt with some excitement or attitude, it will help your face so much. Give up on the Blob O’ Black. Next time you are in a big store look at the women wearing great big black things. Do they look happy or young? Hell no.

2. Turn the music up really really loud in your car and sing, hard core. When was the last time you did it? It’s so much fun, you’ll feel much younger and if you feel younger you will look younger. That’s right, 60 year old lady, I want you to crank up the Police and sing Roxanne as loud as you can, the way you did in 1979  . Sing it loud baby, slaughter that song, maybe roll down the windows and let the wind wreck you Ashe Blondie hair-do. Goofy singing people always look younger and happier.

3.Laugh, out loud.  According to Wikipedia the average baby laughs 300 times a day but adults only laugh 20 times in 24 hours.  What’s wrong with us?  The world is funny as hell but we stop laughing. We take everything  SOOO seriously. Most of us are extraordinarily blessed, we have food and shelter, we have Wal-Mart, coffee in the morning, clean air and CDs in our car, but we focus on the 1% of our life that’s messed up. Stop doing that, instead laugh out loud like a monkey, bray like a mule. Count your blessings, literally, count them on your fingers and toes…you are probably so blessed you’ll run out of digits before you run out of blessings.  You need to lighten up, be grateful and you’ll look ten years younger.

If you want to look younger, act like a goof, be silly and stop wearing black. Silly goofy people may look stupid but they look young and happy too. Remember, “we are fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”

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8 Responses to “Three Guaranteed Ways To Look Younger”

  1. March 19th, 2012 at 8:56 pm

    dan troxel says:

    Let’s dance…gotta love ya’ gal!

  2. March 20th, 2012 at 2:05 am

    diana hampo says:

    hey, when i dance i don’t look younger but I absolutely look happier!. Dance with me!

  3. March 20th, 2012 at 3:30 am

    Tracy Barrett says:

    If that’s the case…I’m like 12 yrs old! Pull up by me at a red light. That’s entertainment that’s painful yet funny!

  4. March 21st, 2012 at 2:00 am

    diana hampo says:

    I should have included rolling down the window and singing at other cars. That’s pretty fun too.

  5. March 20th, 2012 at 6:45 pm

    Barbara Larkin says:

    when I dance my grandson (age 3) just stares at me with his head turned, like—
    “oops—my granny’s got a loose hinge”

  6. March 21st, 2012 at 1:59 am

    diana hampo says:

    My cat reacts the same way, as though he’s embarassed for me.

  7. March 25th, 2012 at 3:00 am

    Lucy says:

    Diana,
    I enjoy reading your posting. I have always been wondering why Indian or Mediterranean women usually wear something nice and colorful, and these women, as we all may agree, they can dance, and they dance all the time. They look elegant and beautiful. I agree with you that “we are fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance.”
    Dance, wear something colorful, be silly and foolish, sing whenever you feel like it …

    Thanks!

  8. March 25th, 2012 at 2:55 pm

    diana hampo says:

    Thanks Lucy, I hadn’t even thought about the Indian women. You are so right. I find myself pulling on a black t-shirt instead of a pink one when I want to disapear. But Silly is always the way to go.
    Take care,
    Diana