I like all those clever quotes regarding aging. Here are a few I gleaned from the web.
Or.. another way of looking at aging in the saying...You are as young as you feel. Well then I am 57 going on 100! I am age 57 years old, and while being in my MIDDLE AGES (if i live to 114) my aches and pains grow as does the number of prescriptions I take.
But.. when I pause to pray, and count my blessings.. proper perspective begins to return and my relative wisdom is stirred.
I am blessed with..
I am old.. compared to my 4 year old grandson, young compared to my 86 year old mom, and just a babe compared to Methuselah.
I may not be wise like.. King Solomon who wrote the bible books Proverbs and Ecclesiastes that focus on wisdom and provide perspective for everyone.. BUT I did stop with having ONE wife while 'wise' King Solomon collected wives (700 wives, 300 concubines) like some people collect stamps.
Like I stated earlier, aging and wisdom are relative commodities. We all have a limited 'shelf life' on Earth and our aging process ultimately an expiration date (just glad it is not stamped on my forehead like a bottle of milk). BUT then Eternity in Heaven for those who believe.
This life is a DROP IN THE BUCKET of eternity... so I pray we all pursue health, wisdom, and we love God and care for others in words and deed. This is truly the only wise way to live.. while we are ALL getting older.
The mutterings on life and faith by cartoonist Jeff Larson