At 60

We had a Christmas party at work yesterday. All of us women packed the conference room with our plates of food and left the handful of men to eat in the waiting room.

The food was delicious. Being a pitch-in we got to try everyone’s favorite dishes. Conversation was fun with stories about a dog who tee-peed the inside of a house and interactions with elderly parents. But then we started a conversation that hasn’t left me. I guess because it truly is my reality now.

The topic of age somehow came up. Three of us turned 60 this year. And we three now look at life differently. One of the girls spoke up and said what I had been thinking for sometime now. This is the gist of what she said:

Now we look at life and try to figure out how to get it all done while we can. How we can manage to do all the things that we’ve been wanting to do and complete those things which need to be finished.

Truth.

My truth.

At 60.

And it’s scary.

There was a big difference from turning 50 and turning 60. I felt it. The clock stops for no one. And it’s true that life just goes faster the older you get. Makes no sense to me but it certainly is reality.

The Bible talks about the days of your youth.

Ecclesiastes 12:1 Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil days come and the years draw near of which you will say, “I have no pleasure in them”.

Cherish your youth. Make good decisions. Take care of your body. Honor God.

My kids don’t like to hear me talk of getting older. But the truth is I am not on the upward swing anymore. Do I like that visual? Not at all. But I cannot alter it. So I need to live each day to the fullest and fill every minute with love, happiness, and much laughter.

Our days are numbered. Holding grudges, causing discord, being angry, or depressed steals days and breaks hearts. It’s a waste of the breath we were given by God.

Fill your days with loving kindness. Live dreams. Be selfless. And cherish every single moment. ♥️

Andi

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