Do you agree that a healthy old person is qualified to give healthy aging tips ?
Our attitude towards aging is significant. Do we embrace, or fear aging ?
Josh Shipp, in his writing, reminds us all that we have a choice of becoming better or bitter. We need to choose whether we will allow the ‘gift of years’ to make us better people who share joy with others, or whether we will become bitter, through focusing on the inevitable changes and losses that we all experience on our earthly pilgrimage.
There is only one letter change between ‘better’ and ‘bitter’, but it brings such a difference in meaning.
I begin each morning with thanksgiving that I have been given another day to grow closer to the Lord.
Then I anticipate the blessings that the day is sure to bring.
God delights in giving us good gifts.
Here, the sounds of the sea are soothing , seagulls put on great acrobatic displays of flying in front of our windows, and, many evenings, the sky will put on incredible shows of colour.
Let us ask for the grace to pay attention to the large and small wonders around us everywhere.
An attitude of gratitude pleases the Lord, and it will serve us well as the years go by.
Photo of a Newfoundland outport by Simeon Miller