Usually, birthdays just mark another year, but this one with a zero on the end is really plaguing me.
"I'm not that old, I say to myself."
But, alas, the calendar doesn't lie. So, I have come up with another explanation. You know how dogs age seven years to our one? Well, I think, I age two-thirds to one.
That would make me 40, which feels about right.
By that scale, this year our pooch will pass me. :)
Joking aside, today I noticed my knock-out roses which are on their second flowering.
You know the old adage: "We are only as old as we feel"? I think it has some truth to it. So, I began making a list of attitudes, actions, and beliefs that contribute to a young outlook. This is my list so far...
|A cheerful heart|
|A thankful heart|
|A heart that throws anxieties onto God's much broader shoulders|
|A balanced life|
|Moderation in all things (credit: Thomas Stevens Arts)|
What would you add to my list?