Aging Gracefully by Kenneth L. Moyer
Birthdays. The years keep rolling by. I find myself entering into the “middle years” of this life of mine not fully realizing that I am getting closer to the senior years and further from the youthful years. But it’s ok. I have resolved to live each day like it’s my last. I have my bucket list and I truly intend to finish it before I die or die trying. I don’t plan to have regrets so I am going to age gracefully moving along this life like I planned every minute of it. A smooth transition into my latter years. Taking heartache and joys the same. There is nothing I can do to change either of them so if I take them in stride it will be well with my soul. You may not understand the path I take but when I get there, it will all make sense. I want people to say “he lived til he couldn’t live anymore”. Taking up all of my time wisely, gracefully, no complaints.
How hard is it really to just live, just age, just be happy. Good or bad times. They don’t last forever. How old do you have to be to realize these things? If I have been going through stuff all my life, when does it make sense? I choose now. It makes sense that I will suffer some, be happy a lot. Life. It goes that way, right? So why not choose now? I understand that the future may hold more ups and downs, but why welcome them today? Tomorrow will take care of itself. (So says the scriptures, and I believe that).
So I choose to take all of this in stride. Aging Gracefully. Living like I don’t have a care in the world but to be happy. If it rains, the sun always comes out afterwards. The glass is half full not half empty. The joys of life. What are yours? I’m living mine. See my bucket list.
Happy Birthday Phil. This one’s for you.