I was surprised to discover that this is Respect for the Aged Day.  I was not surprised that this special day is celebrated in Japan, where honoring parents and the elderly is still held in high regard.

With the dawn of amazing medical care, people are living much longer and more productive lives well into their 70s, 80s and 90s, as long as their physical strength endures.  Sometimes we forget that they still have a great deal to contribute.  Once seniors have retired, doesn’t mean that lives are over.  Most of my close friends are over 70 and still very active in the work force – even trying to get computer savvy and keep up with the latest technology.

If you have the opportunity today – thank those who have experienced more of life than you have.  Appreciate all that they’ve done to motivate, inspire, encourage and teach you over the years.

It’s nice to hear that our Japanese friends still observe reverence for their elders by designating one day for this, but God commands to do this all the time.  I think the reason being that every human life on this planet has much to contribute – even into their later years in life.

Remember that you will be one of them sooner than you think.



As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension. I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog. I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ. My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on
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  1. selah says:

    I wish my son or my daughter-in-law would read this.. they are always “too busy” except when they want a “favor” 😦

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