2 Corinthians 4:16: “So we do not lose heart. Though our outer self is wasting away, our inner self is being renewed day by day.”

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Technology has been the Creator’s gift to humanity. The tools, resources and information that exist today are extraordinary. However, with all of our advancements, the process of aging cannot be stopped. It may be slowed by good food and good health but the truth of the matter is we all are aging. Yet, aging doesn’t mean countless medications and hundreds of hours spent with a physician. There is no dictate that states our minds must lose their luster and our bodies crumble under the weight of a number. Many enjoy a productive life as the hair turns gray while the spirit glistens like gold.

The medical profession is still without consensus on what keeps us alive. Yes, we know the basic of good healthy living. However, there are millions who batter their bodies with drinking, smoking and improper eating yet still live relatively free of major diseases. Within the medical profession this remains a mystery. Is it genetics, good luck or the Creator? We know the answer to that question!

Whatever your belief, a sense of humor as you age is extremely important. Without laughter regarding your aches and pains, you will age faster and with much remorse and bitterness. As Proverbs 15:15 states: “All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.” Accept the fact that you are aging with grace. While you may feel somewhat afflicted in spirit because your body doesn’t always respond in the manner you would like, be of good cheer, because with the Creator, your feast of the spirit is continuous.

You Are Aging When:
1. “Smoking a Joint” means putting heat on your knees.
2. “Tuning In” is increasing the volume on your hearing aids.
3. “Botox and Bowel Movements” dominate conversations.
4. You think “Snoop Dog” is a friend of Lucy and Charlie Brown.
5. A “Squirt” means you leak when you laugh.
6. “Your Posse” is called “Cane City.”
7. “Your Grandchildren” want your clothes because they are “retro.”
8. “A Night Out” means sleeping without waking.
9. “Laughter” is not the best medicine without your medications.
10. “Waking at 7 am” and feeling half the day is gone.
11. Small children ask if you remember “covered wagons.”
12. An apple a day won’t get it. You need a bushel.
13. When you begin to wash and reuse plastic storage bags.
14. When going to a buffet; you bring plastic containers.
15. When driving 25 miles per hour is too fast.