Cannot Be Ignored Nor Escaped
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
when all the days, coming after the warmth, the sun.
God keep me then from bitterness, from
grieving, when life
God keep me always loving and believing as I grow old.