As people age, they tend to care less about what others think of them. With fewer responsibilities and a happier heart, there may come a time when you find yourself letting loose and enjoying life to the fullest.
Whether it’s leaving the house with curlers in your hair or blurting out anything that pops into your head, there’s something to be said for not worrying about pleasing others when you’ve got nothing to prove and everything to enjoy.
One perfect example of this is the dancing granny featured in a viral video. Although not much is known about the origins of the video, it has garnered a massive following online. How could it not, when the subject is a grandma who simply can’t stop dancing whenever a good song comes on the radio?
While other store patrons are busy buying their soft drinks and candy bars, this lady has just grabbed a shopping basket and seems ready to pick up a few items… but first, she’s gotta dance. It’s Stevie Wonder’s “Part Time Lover” that makes her sweet, shuffling dance moves even more amusing.
Perhaps she’s dancing because the store shelves are fully stocked with wine, or maybe she’s just a cool lady who can’t resist the urge to groove whenever and wherever that urge may strike!
At one point in the video, she even kinda-sorta hits on a young man who’s just trying to buy a soda. “Are you my part-time lover?” she asks him. All he can do is laugh, caught off guard by this fun-loving granny who’s just doing her thing.
Watching this video, it’s hard not to feel inspired. This is the kind of old lady we should all aspire to be. She’s comfortable in her own skin and doesn’t let anyone else’s opinions hold her back from enjoying herself.
It’s a reminder that growing older doesn’t have to mean losing your sense of fun or adventure. In fact, it can mean the opposite – that you finally have the freedom to truly let loose and live life to the fullest. She’s giving us all #AgingGoals!