GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 45

n
some exercise or yoga directed
by some distant instructor. We
can read that home-delivered
paper in peace without constant
interruption from family. The joy
of maturity is especially sweet
for those who had to put themselves
second to others all their
lives and who now can breathe
the air of freedom and turn the
focus on themselves. We are the
lucky ones. Because we have
reached the upper years intact,
we can experience a sense of
survival and gratitude.
Just as the morning allows us
to start each day anew and do
an inventory of our lives, maturity
invites us to savor the day
in light of our personal experience.
Each of us has a story,
complex and vivid. What we
need now is to maintain a sense
of purpose for each day of our
lives and to extract the best
from the simple things. A new
beginning.
Rather than lie in bed and try
anxiously to go back to sleep,
get up and go. Resist the temptation
to be comfortable or to
give in to the belief that now
that you’re older you should
take it easy. Unless your doctor
has ordered this, chances are
that your physical health, your
mental health, and your relationships
with people will benefit
by your get-up-and-go.
You’ll feel better about yourself,
and others will be drawn
to you because people love to
see older folks who are enjoying
life. Everyone is looking for
heroes, for examples of aging
that they can aspire to. Why
don’t you get up tomorrow
morning and become a hero for
someone?
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Leda Sanford is known as a pioneer
in the ’70s advance of women in the
magazine business. Her latest book
is Pure Moxie, a spicy memoir of her
personal journey from the suburbs to
the top of the magazine
field in the ’60s and ’70s
women’s liberation era.
Leda’s books are avail-
able on Amazon.com and online. More about
Leda Sanford at www.puremoxiebook.com
or www.ledasanford.com.
This essay is from Look for
the Moon in the Morning, a
collection of Leda Sanford’s
inspirational essays written
especially for mature women.
MAY JUNE 2011 GRAND 45
photo: © Kathryn Copeland

GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011

GRAND - May/June 2011
Grand Treasure Hunt
Table of Contents
Grand View
Grand Central
Rational Grandkids? Yes!
Bragging Rights
Cover Story: A Force For Good
Charlie & Gaytha Hillman: Grand Entrepreneurs
Improving Medicare
Grand Products
Growing Old vs. Growing Up
Too Old For Sex?
Kids as Caregivers
My Way or the Highway
Kinship Care
Find Fun Things To Do
Straight Talk on Disabilities
Look for the Moon in the Morning
Toys ’n Tech
Grand Finale
Op-Ed: Is Sex Forever?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - intro
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - GRAND - May/June 2011
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GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 3
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Treasure Hunt
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Table of Contents
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand View
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 7
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Central
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 9
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 10
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 11
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Rational Grandkids? Yes!
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 13
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Bragging Rights
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 15
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 16
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 17
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 18
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Cover Story: A Force For Good
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 20
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 21
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Charlie & Gaytha Hillman: Grand Entrepreneurs
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 23
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Improving Medicare
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 25
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Products
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 27
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Growing Old vs. Growing Up
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 29
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Too Old For Sex?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 31
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Kids as Caregivers
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 33
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 34
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 35
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - My Way or the Highway
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 37
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 38
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 39
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 40
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Find Fun Things To Do
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Straight Talk on Disabilities
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 43
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Look for the Moon in the Morning
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 45
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Toys ’n Tech
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 47
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Grand Finale
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 49
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - Op-Ed: Is Sex Forever?
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 51
GRAND Magazine - May/June 2011 - 52
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