I will admit to you right now that I really fear getting old. I don’t know exactly when this fear surfaced and became such an issue for me but lately it has been bugging the heck out of me! Perhaps the new smile wrinkle which just showed up this morning or the (darn it…) the white hair roots that got missed in yesterday’s hair coloring excursion. Being relatively on the very thin side of the body weight scale, I have found with less of a body-fat ratio skin seems to sag quicker. Is this only in my imagination? My youngest son has recently discovered my upper arm and entertains the fact of, “Oh! how cool Mom, your arm is so jiggily!” and proceeds to every chance he gets jiggle them silly. *sigh*
Aging worries me and yes, on some days, makes me feel….. “not so good.”
BUT…..since taking up blogging with WordPress, I must admit the Post a Day challenge has made many of my not so good days become awesome days! Not only has daily writing turn my attention away from my useless narcissism but it has given me more confidence and surprisingly more energy in my life. Imagine that huh? Bob Schultz in his book Created for Work said so wisely:
God instilled a desire within each of us to accomplish, create, invent, and build. We tend to feel good when we make increase and not so good when we can’t or don’t.
I now am inspired to follow in the footsteps of the world’s oldest blogger Olive Riley— who bless her soul– made her final blog post at the age of 108 years old. According to an article by BBC News (7/14/08) her great-grandson said blogging “kept her mind fresh.”
I may be old but I still can see and read all your precious conversations…..love to hear what you have to say….. 😉