You, God, and Aging – Part Two

There are two groups secure enough to laugh at themselves and don’t mind others doing it. The elderly are foremost among the self-confident. That said, lighten your load and enjoy their (no, our) bequest to younger generations.

“None of us are as old as those who have outlived enthusiasm.” – Henry David Thoreau

“You are as young as your faith, as old as your doubt; as young as your self-confidence, as old as your fear; as young as your hope, as old as your despair.” – Douglas MacArthur

“Live your life and forget your age.” – Norman Vincent Peale

“How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are.” – Satchel Paige

“Everyone is the age of their heart.” – Guatemalan Proverb

“Too old to plant trees for my own gratification, I shall do it for my posterity.” – Thomas Jefferson

“The key to successful aging is to pay as little attention to it as possible.” – Judith Regan

“We should so provide for old age that it should have no urgent wants of this world to absorb it from meditation on the next.” – Pearl S. Buck

“Among all my patients in the second half of life . . . there has not been one whose problem in the last resort was not that of finding a religious outlook on life.” – Dr. Carl Jung

And now a bit on the lighter side. Consider the quotes or alleged quotes.

“My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.” Also, my memory is not as sharp as it used to be.”

“Don’t give me any thing that has an extended warranty.”

“These days about half the stuff in my shopping cart says, ‘For fast relief.’”

“I am the life of the party… Even if it lasts past 8:00 p.m.”

“I am very good at opening child proof caps . . . . With a hammer.”

“I’m smiling all the time because I can’t hear a word you are saying.”

“I’m sure everything I can’t find is in a safe secure place, somewhere.”

“I’m beginning to realize aging is not for wimps.”

“Spread the laughter. Share the cheer. Let’s be happy while we are here.”

THE SENILITY PRAYER: “Grant me the senility to forget the people I never liked anyway, the good fortune to run into the ones I do like, and the eyesight to tell the difference.”   

And now on a more serious side. Exercise good judgment knowing there is another life awaiting and there is only one way to prepare for eternity and that is to invest your life with Jesus.