Recent signs in my life that I’m growing older—if not up:
- I drive around town with Sam the Yorkshire Terrier sitting in my lap.
- I fall asleep in my favorite easy chair watching TV after 9:00 p.m.
- I have a favorite easy chair.
- On Saturday mornings, I cannot sleep past 6:00 a.m.
- I bought blue jeans on sale at Costco (sign 1). Then I discovered they had a stretchy waist band (sign 2). After trying them on, I decided to keep them (sign 3).
- The candles on my birthday cake indicate that I missed any chance to have a mid-life crisis.
- I find myself using phrases like “Back in the day,” “In my time,” and “I don’t understand young people today.”
- Putting on a sweat shirt and pants after supper makes me happy. If supper is before 6:00, then I’m even happier.
- If I fall asleep warm and pain-free, then it’s been a GOOD day.
- I often awake at 2:00 a.m. to ponder the problems of the world.
- And staring at the dark ceiling does not generate any solutions.
- I lift with my legs.
- I try not to lift at all.
- I think before bending over . . . and then consider what else to do while I’m down there.
- I watch athletes and think: “They’re going to regret THAT in thirty years!”
- I no longer know all the answers. Some days I forget the questions.
- God has used the years to make me wise enough to know that I’m not wise enough.
So I’m growing older—if not always up. MOST days it beats the alternative.