Growing older is not about growing old.
As we accumulate the years in our lives we gain in so many ways. We gain experience, wisdom, and perspectives.
Yet the numbers on the calendar do not dictate our frame of mind, the energy in our heart, or the twinkle in our eye.
We have a choice, as we do with everything, to embrace, enjoy and enliven our latter years with a youthful energy, an innocence, and an energy that says to the world we are always young at heart.
Or we can choose to focus on all the loss, the bitterness, the deprivation we have experienced and make our world darker, decrepit, and depressing.
‘Any Day Above Ground Is A Good Day’ it has been said, and as long we have a breath, we can give more life, give more love and give more light to the world around us.
All of our days are numbered, and none of us exactly how many we have. Let us live as if each day is the best day we have ever had, regardless if we have had few of them or many of them.
Let our smile, our heart, our words and our energy contribute to the joy in the world, especially if its our last day in the world.
What better way to be remembered?