Aging

Old Friends

Contemplation (Artist: Judith Owston) [link]
 

Cannot Be Ignored Nor Escaped


Introduction

One does have birthdays and one does get old. Accept aging as a challenge. Roll with the punches. Some people give up too soon to the rocking chair.

Aging is something we can neither ignore nor escape. The process itself, is beyond our control, but how it affects us is something we can largely determine ourselves. It doesn’t matter how long we live, but how well.

“Lost, yesterday somewhere between sunrise and sunset, two golden hours, each set with sixty diamond minutes. No reward is offered, for they are gone forever.” By Thomas Monod.

AS I GROW OLD
God, keep my heart attuned to laughter when youth is done,
when all the days, coming after the warmth, the sun.
God keep me then from bitterness, from grieving, when life
seems cold.
God keep me always loving and believing as I grow old.

Author: Nannie Mae Jordan   (Transcribed by Joyce Carter   Transcribed and Formatted by Jerry Knight)

 

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