Thursday, January 15, 2009

"Age is but a number"

My favorite chocolate, Dove, has a special message on every wrapper. I had one this afternoon, and the message was, "Age is but a number." It made me laugh. Because this morning, as I was combing my hair, I noticed a couple of gray hair. Oh no!!! It was a shock to me. Then I remember how old I am. Well, I should not be surprised.
I was pondering what else are the changes that the age will bring? Poor eyesight. Poor hearing. Weaker knees... and then the Alzheimer's disease. :( Well, the good thing is, while we get weaker physically, it doesn't have to be that way spiritually. It is possible that we get better and better with age.
Let us stop worrying about our physical age, it is about time that we work out for our spiritual age because it is the only thing that we have that will last forever.
"Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day." 2 Cor. 4:16 NIV


iWalk said...

Age is but a number, What a wise comprehence!

My mother is 70 years old yesterday, But as you say, Spiritual age is more important! She is still young! She is my model. :)

Renie Burghardt said...

I may be an "oldie but goodie" but I am still young at heart! :-) And young spiritually as well!

Hugs and blessings,


Denise said...

I love you, and your wisdom.

vhingF said...

:) I feel younger of about 20 years of this post sis..

very nice page!


MY GOSH GRACE!~! Where did you get that photo??
It is the spitting image of my kid!
I called my husband to look at the photo and he said the same exact thing!

Monica said...

yeah to me age is just a number! ;-)
have a great weekend Grace...

rummuser said...

".....the opportunities to act properly, the potentialities to fulfill a meaning, are affected by the irreversibility of our lives. But also the potentialities alone are so affected. For as soon as we have used an opportunity and have actualized a potential meaning, we have done so once and for all. We have rescued it into the past, nothing is irretrievably lost, but rather, on the contrary, everything is irrevocably stored and treasured. To be sure, people tend to see only the stubble field of transitoriness but overlook and forget the full granaries of the past into which they brought the harvest of their lives: the deeds done, the loves loved, and last but not least, the sufferings they have gone through with courage and dignity.

From this one may see that there is no reason to pity old people. Instead, young people should envy them. It is true that the old have no opportunities, no possibilities in the future. But they have more than that. Instead of possibilities in the future, they have realities in the past - the potentialities that they have actualized, the meanings they have fulfilled, the values they have realized - and nothing and nobody can ever remove these assets from the past."

Viktor E Frankl - Man's Search for Meaning.

Martha Basset said...

Thank you for paying us a visit. We thought we would return the visit - good blog. Our mum has had yet another birthday this week so enjoyed reading your wise reflections.
Take care
Martha, Bailey & Mum xx