There are lots of negative things about getting older, but I think there are many more positive things. Those are the ones I like to think about. It’s simply more fun to smile than to frown.
You can find all kinds of pros and cons for aging if you do a little research. Like I said, “I’m sticking with the pros because that’s more fun to think about and remember.”
Here are just a few that come to mind:
*You can make almost any day a holiday.
*Driving the speed limit or even slowly is considered okay.
*Watching movies you’ve already seen or reading books you’ve already read is okay because you can comfortably say, “Did you remember that?” or “I’m not sure how this ends.” or “Now I remember!”
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*People are mostly kind to you even if you mess up or are a bit ornery.
*If the noise bothers you, you can turn down your hearing aids or take them out.
*There are lots of discounts available if you can remember to use them.
*Reunions are great because you have lots of “stuff” (important or not) to talk about.
*We have more time to appreciate the arts and beauty of creation.
*The “mysteries of life,” in many cases, are not as mysterious as they used to be.
*The promises of God seem more relevant or important.
You could add to this, couldn’t you? Maybe we’ll do that at a future SAGES gathering! Wouldn’t that be fun? We’ll just sit around and list (even write them down) the advantages, even “miracles,” of being old.
If you haven’t done it yet, attend some of our SAGES events. I guarantee - - - you will be welcome, smile, even laugh, and learn more about yourself, the people around you and your journey with God.
If you aren’t in the “old” category yet, relax and smile - - - it’s coming sooner than you think.
See you at church,