How do you feel when you hear the word ‘old’ ?
Many of us probably prefer the word ‘young ‘, or the word ‘new’ .
Not so, in our little town, where old is celebrated.
Buildings are lovingly restored, sometimes board by board, to their former glory of the Victorian Era.
Natural building materials, like spruce and cedar are used. Historically, Newfoundland had no brick factories, and it is extremely rare to see a brick building on the island.
There are no stoplights in town, and thousands of global tourists visit each year to enjoy a pace of life that is relaxed and slow.
There are many blessing too, to being an older person, especially in a town where old is celebrated. Aging brings some wisdom, a sense of perspective, and a sense of not taking anything too seriously. As an older person, I can see how God has helped me through many difficulties. He is always faithful to those who seek Him.
It is impolite to offer advice to someone unless they ask for it, but if someone should ask me the secret of aging happily, I would tell them stay to close to God, and seek Him first above anything else. His commandments are never old, and his mercies to his beloved are new every morning.