Okay, I've got to say, it's getting harder to look in the mirror. Downright scary, in fact. Wrinkles. Ick! Gray hair, Ugh. Sagging .... everything. So not right when inside I'm still thirty and a babe! But, it's the inside that really counts, not the wear and tear on the wrapping, and I'm determined to remember that.
I'm so thankful to still be here to enjoy my family and friends, to play tennis and go dancing with my husband. I'm so thankful I can still write and connect with readers. I'm so thankful to still have my sight and be able to read. To have my hearing (well, sort of) and be able to listen to music.
Proverbs 16:31 says "Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained by a righteous life."
Well, if that's the case, I am spendid indeed!
Seriously, this year my goal is to make a life that lives up to that proverb. And to appreciate every moment. Life here on earth is a gift and we're all here for a purpose. Some of us may not be having a good life. Yes, there is cruelty and poverty in the world. I hope this year I can do something in my small way to help alleviate some of that.
And how about you? Where are you in life right now? Still a babe? No aching muscles? Oh, enjoy that while it lasts! Looking in the mirror and shuddering? Never mind that. The true reflection of who you are comes from within. Maybe this will be your year to shine!