My daughter likes to say, "Mommy, when I get big and you get little...." It's sooo cute.
Growing is such a big part of who we are when we're young. It makes sense that it makes us happy even as old folks to continue to experience growth.
When one area of my life seems to stall (like, for instance, when money is still tight after ten years of marriage :), or when I'm still trying to figure out how to integrate regular exercise into my routine after 7 years of failed attempts), it's nice to find a small area (or two) where I can still experience growth (like how I'm learning Spanish, or how I'm almost keeping up with our laundry for the first time ever in our married life!).
Here's a quote one of my friends introduced me to. It works for me right now.
The measure of success is not whether you have a tough problem to deal with, but whether it’s the same problem you had last year. ~ John Foster Dulles
What problems have you overcome in the last few years?