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

4 comments:

  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!

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    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

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  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.

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    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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