The great thing about getting older is you don’t lose all the ages you’ve been.
December 28th - The older I get the more I lose loved ones I’ve known.
The longer I live the more beautiful life becomes.
Frank Lloyd Wright
We’ve heard so much about the horrors of aging from the onset of aches and pains to having senior moments. Plenty of myths about aging have been debunked, like he idea of aging domes you to a life of lethargy and unhappiness.
I think aging is a privilege. Not all of us live to see old age. And the older I get I do see the death of many of my loved ones. Some died before their time and were young, some died old but never really lived. This week saw the death of my SIL’s mom. She was younger than me and died from the effects of covid 19 which really shook us all up.
We thought she would improve and come home again, never thought that she would die, but she did. The news devastated us all. We hear the numbers all the time but never put a personal face to them. Now we can.
Yes, aging is a privilege I’m very thankful for and I never regret any of the other ages I’ve been. I’ve enjoyed my life to the fullest and it has been filled with many blessings.
Death is never expected and comes when it’s least thought about, but truth be told, it is a part of life. The sooner we acknowledge that, the more we appreciate life and all it holds. I never take anyone for granted. They may be here today but gone tomorrow. We should never take those we love for granted, but show them our love and appreciation every day and in every way we can.
So today I’m choosing to stay out of the darkness and sadness, and embrace the joys of growing older gracefully.
In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count, it’s the life in your years.