Aging doesn't bother me!

Today  is my 66th birthday and I am not  phased at  getting older.  I do not get  depressed about aging, but I do sense a certain urgency to live better and to make sure that I do not waste something that is irreplaceable and of great value - time!

It's sometimes tradition on birthdays to evaluate your life.... What have I achieved in nearly seven  decades of living? What do I want to achieve? Where is my life heading? What things are key in my life in regards to importance and eternity? What changes can I make to live better and cherish that which I do hold dear? Quite a lot to think on really.

As I sit and reflect, I know that I have to make some changes in my life as regards growing closer to the LORD, and memorising scripture better. I have to seriously build myself up physically as well whilst trimming a lot of excess avoir du pois off my truly small frame.

I realise that I can only make changes by repenting of a lot of negative thinking and attitudes that have gathered like moss on a stone. And by clinging to the LORD, for I know that without Him as the foundation, I can achieve nothing of eternal value.

One thing to reflect on is one that makes me content. I am basically living a good Christian life. I found that out when I was misdiagnosed with a terminal dementia like disease 11 years ago. You have got to believe me when I say that a person who believes they are dying questions what is important in their life and tries to make amends where it is lacking! I didn't have to change anything! I believe our sanctification is ongoing...I am far from perfect and there are some weeds in my garden that need to be pulled. I have far to go in some things..

Yes, today is a day for reflection as well as thanks for the great gift of life! And I can rejoice, because aging doesn't bother me! Not having enough breath to blow out all my candles? Yes,  I think that bothers me more! ~smile

© Glenys Robyn Hicks

So teach [us] to number our days, that we may apply [our] hearts unto wisdom. Psalm 90:12


  1. Happy Birthday! We are all growing and in process of becoming... I love that you have done the work --even though it sounds like some of that work came through a misdiagnosis --praise God, you did it... and you are still here!

    1. Yes, praise God, the old girl's still here! That misdiagnosis sure shook me up! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes and sharing some tea and birthday cake. Blessings, Glenys

  2. Happy Birthday! I'm 57 and most people think I'm a lot younger, I never even thing about age, even through pain. I know we should have joy in Jesus, and I never want to lose that as I have before. And perhaps, you misdiagnosis, was a healing instead. I see people with Alzheimer's struggling, so yes you entitled to that second piece of cake.

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Rebecca! I never thought about the misdiagnosis being possible a healing. Maybe it was! \0/ Thanks for sharing a cuppa today. Blessings, Glenys


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