“You are as young as your thoughts and as old as your despair.” That’s why I like to keep it fresh and let by gone’s be just that, by goners. INCLUDING MY USE TO BE GOOD LOOKS.
Nothing can save us from old age but death; so thank God old age is usually the cause of death. Our youth need to understand just because they may be young now, there is no guarantee they will live long enough to get old. But, having a healthy thirst for life can make the aging process as enjoyable as our youth; that is if you had one.
We love to make statements like: “Lil Boo-Boo is only 5 years old, but she acts as if she is thirty.” Trust me that is not a compliment once Lil Boo-Boo hits a certain age, and if it’s true, what happened to Lil’s youth?
Women like to use the excuse, “A real lady don’t tell her age.” That’s a bunch of baloney if you ask me. That statement normally comes from a woman who is ashamed of her age; in my opinion. If we look or feel younger than our years, as vain as we are, do you really believe we want to hide it? Give me a break, and yes there are exceptions, so if the shoe don’t fit don’t wear it.
Spending too much time worrying about the natural process of aging, and ultimately dying, causes stress. Stress is a powerful emotion that will cut our lives short, and worrying about how we look on top of that will help speed up the process. We should focus more on how we feel and how we make others feel. That’s called the better things in life.
It’s only natural to see ourselves differently than what others see, but we often overlook “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” Once we understand that and stop thinking too much of ourselves, we may start having a good life that is reeking with realism.
Perhaps, every parent should teach their children the process of death started the minute they were born. Maybe this way the child will learn to cherish life from the beginning to the end. Knowledge, from the cradle to the grave is the fundamental ingredient required for a long and healthy life, instead of one taken for granted, and steeped in vanity. Only to realize, when it’s too late, how much time was wasted on something we have no control over…Death!
Some things are beyond our reasoning; at most scientist would disagree, they believe they can find an answer for everything. Everything that can be seen, touched or, heard. I in part agree that there are quite a few “out of this world” things we can find the answers to, but unlike some, I believe there is an unseen God named Jesus Christ, who has all the answers. Especially the one’s men are not aware of.
And he said, “The Things that are impossible with men are possible with God.” Luke 18:27 KJV
As usual, most of the things we do, we do to ourselves. (Getting a face lift, etc) Having a self-serving attitude usually, creates some type of depression. (When the facelift fails.) We can’t have it all, as much as we would love too, but what we can do is take what we do have to the next level. One way is to live making the most of everything in a Christ-like manner.
Did you know, some of us have the desire to live to be the oldest person on Earth, without wrinkles? This wrinkle-less notion is just pure folly, and having Everlasting Life without Jesus Christ is just plain crazy…And the fastest way to Hell.
In this self-centered, self-absorbed world, we think we are able to beat the odds of growing old through Science.
We can pull and stitch our faces back so tight behind our ears we often look like stretched leather or some other unrecognizable being. And we can look good, for a while. But no matter the cost, or the time it takes to try to turn back the hands of time, we are still going to fade. As a matter of fact, some of us will never get old enough to fade…
Personally, I would prefer to check-out without all the drama of trying to preserve something long past its years, a body that was designed to die. I am not going to worry about that, I am going to live life the way it was meant to be, wholesome and clean. Filled with all the promises of Christ; you know, do unto other, be not afraid, you matter, etc..
In my book, I Survived 60 Years to Get Cancer, Then Kill It, I tell a story about a lady around the same age as I, who had a Mastectomy. She chose to have a Breast Implant, I chose not. It was too much cutting in my opinion for the sake of vanity. I saw her for the 1st time in years; in the course of our conversation, I asked how did the implant go. This lady told me that implant was the worst decision she ever made in her life.
She said, her left breast was removed to save her life, but worrying about what others thought about her appearance has caused her great grief. I told her the sorrow isn’t coming from what others may think, it came from her decision to try to be youthful in appearance; something she can never recapture naturally. But, through it all, she should realize she is very capable of renewing her mind.
It’s moments like these that causes us to realize we only have one life to live; So live it. Laugh at the flaws so you can have a good time. Let your Spirit live life to the fullest so you can enjoy the one thing that is yours alone; Every Breath you Take!
Life is a gift from God, not something we should tinker with unless you plan on losing it in a manner that was not meant to be. We can change our outcome by not respecting the hand that gave it. Not only the seed that God planted, but in the manner in which we treat our parents, who delivered it into the earth.
Old age is a blessing with only one way to get there, and that way is to live.
So try as you may, do not under any circumstances believe you can reverse or stop the hands of time, no matter how many needles, youth serum’s concocted, or your own unsupported beliefs, you are going to die, so you had better live while you can.
FYI: Even when you are dead the aging process will continue until you are dirt. The Bible says in Ecclesiastes 12:7;
Then shall the dust return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to God who gave it.
Nobody gets to live life in reverse, there are no Benjamin Buttons; ( a movie about a man who started to De-age back to nothing. I liked the Incredible Shrinking Woman, better.)
Go for life or die worrying about dying even when you wasn’t, and remember every wrinkle took the time to develop.
Thank you, Lord, for the one life I have been given here on earth, and for the one, I hope to receive in Heaven. In Jesus name, we pray. Amen!
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