Monday, February 20, 2012
"You can age, but you don't have to get old." - Author unknown
On Thursday, I celebrate another year lived. Although it may seem strange, 30 was the hardest birthday for me. As a kid, I viewed 30 as ancient, and asked my parents what it was like in the olden days. It's amazing how young it looks to me now.
What do I like about aging?
1) I've lived a certain amount of history. I remember when the first astronaut was launched into space, when the World's Fair came to New York, when Carol Heiss won the Women's Olympic Gold Medal, and when the country mourned JFK.
2) The shared memories of family and friends. Looking at old picture albums brings back many happy times.
3) Years lived give one a unique perspective, an overview of life. I see what works and what doesn't and hopefully I've learned from my mistakes.
4) My relationship with the Lord gets sweeter each year. Every other joy pales in comparison.
5) No one knows when their pilgrim journey will end, but heaven stirs an excitement once reserved for major life events.
Most people talk about aging in a negative manner. What are some of the positives for you? How has aging impacted your writing?