Wisdom is with the aged, and understanding in length of days. Job 12:12 ESV
I think about age a lot. As I watch my parents aging, my friends & family crossing into their sixties, and myself (smile) a fab50, I ponder about life and what is really important. I want each day to matter. I want to embrace change, living life to the fullest. I feel the drive to commit to things with a purpose. Getting older is a fact of life but how I do it is up to my discretion.
I admit, I have some issues with time. I do not believe it has passed so quickly. I blinked and became an adult. I have had a good life. I have traveled throughout the USA and abroad. I own a home, have investments, a family, a career but I still have dreams. I am not done.
I do not recall receiving as much instruction on how to age as I received on how to grow up. Maybe it is the fear or hesitation in embracing mortality. Maybe it is assumed that as we age, we will know what to do. But I needed to search my inner-being and find the answer to how will I age gracefully? My faith in a loving creator will help. And also my belief that life is given to help us awaken to this divine truth; life continues just as love without end.
I believe, I have answered my question. Life is a journey. Being grateful and open, help me live my best life. Time isn’t bending to give me extra minutes. However by paying more attention to where I may be wasting or misusing it, it appears that I can extend it. I can live with this, hopefully a long time.