Getting Older: What’s Up With That?

I almost want to back track on my decision to blog! lol Even though I haven’t committed to blogging every day, just the thought of letting others into this crazy mind of mine, is quite scary! I guess there is a therapeutic component to sharing what is on your mind, right? Either that or the folks with the white coats and padded rooms will show up at my door any minute now!

One of the things that has been on my mind lately is this whole idea of getting older! Yes, I do understand that getting older is a blessing – especially in a society that is burying folks at an all time high! But what is this getting old thing really about? Am I really ready for it? I mean, my body is beginning to fight against me and I don’t like it one bit! I can barely stay up past 11:00 p.m. What’s up with that? I am beginning to feel things crack and ache and it seems like it takes more effort to do things than before! Then you hear folks say, Oh, you’re only as young as you feel! Well, I’m in big trouble then! I’m inclined to change that saying to, “You’re only as young as you LOOK!” I’ve been told all the time that I don’t look my age….but surely I do FEEL it! There are things that are jiggling differently, pounds have all of a sudden gotten stubborn and refuse to leave and I feel like they’re holding up signs that say OH, NO WE WON’T GO as they laugh uncontrollably at my efforts to get rid of them, I’ve even gotten clumsier and now bruise easily! What???????

Am I ready? I don’t know! But I am committed to exercising and keeping my mind sharp so that I can feel my best in order to continue to do the things that God has called me to do.  If nothing else I know that when he designed my destiny, he knew that at some point I would be feeling all of these things so I know he will infuse me with the strength I need to get it done! But OHHHHH what a journey and I still have a lot more to go through….don’t know if I’ll be growing old graciously, but I do know that I am grateful.  Guess I’ll just get used to softer food, going to bed earlier, spanx for those stubborn pounds and jiggles, unexplained aches and pains, and LOOKING young -even if I don’t feel it! lol

All jokes aside, there is a wonderful flip side to getting older and that is that I am wiser, more focused, and more comfortable in my own skin – certainly attributes that I didn’t have 20 years ago!

Through it all, I say to God be the Glory! Each day is an opportunity to give him praise in spite of!

c/2010 CA Price

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