You know you’re getting older when your children begin to look middle aged. When your back goes out more than you do, that’s a sure sign that your days are numbered. Aging doesn’t have to be bad or regrettable. Aging can be fun if you approach it with the right attitude.
I appreciate being in my fifties because I still view myself as being quite young. I may not be as young and vibrant as I once was, but still, I have enough energy and mobility to rival any 30 year old. Okay, I thought the gleam in my eyes was from the sun, only to discover it was hitting my bifocals. And, there are times I feel like the “morning after”, but I hadn’t been anywhere. Nevertheless, I am having a ball.
There are some awesome benefits with aging and they are quite hilarious. For example, you can say things that young people cannot say. You can humiliate people and they simply chalk it up to your age. You can act like you forgot something and actually get away with it. Younger people will think you know all the answers without being asked. They do not have a clue that you have already been down the street several times that they are traveling on. Younger people consider your evenings dull, but you consider them very enjoyable and relaxing.
I discovered that the more I am left alone, the more I love it. Just imagine, I get to fall asleep anywhere and wake up refreshed. I like getting older; I just refuse to get old. My I.Q. has increased; I can answer many of the questions on the game show called, Jeopardy and actually like my adult children. Everything is great!
Unless, God just blessed you with a surprise baby boy who makes life’s processes start over again for you. This time, I started off at nearly fifty and my wife in her mid-forties. Wow, starting again isn’t all bad; I get to play baseball, basketball, soccer, kickball, bowling, golf, tennis, run and dodge, football, etc… Boy, I’m getting tired just thinking about all the running around I must still have left in me. If God has a sense of humor, this sure isn’t funny. Age with grace or you will find yourself becoming a miserable old person.