AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50 TO 60

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“Life is but a walking shadow, a poor player that struts and frets his hour upon the stage and then is heard no more.”  William Shakespeare – “Macbeth”

OK, so you’ve turned 50.  This is supposed to be the pinnacle of your existence.  You have life pretty much figured out by now.  You’ve established a career.  You may have raised a family, stayed married for about 25 years and have a good retirement plan in place.  Your children are slowly moving out of the nest – hopefully.  You’re living the good life.

You start receiving solicitations from AARP.  You’re often asked if you qualify for the senior discount.  You’re making changes to your hairstyle, your makeup and possibly even opting for surgical alterations.  You work out as much as possible, knowing that this fabulous body isn’t going to last forever.  You start to dream of your retirement years as work becomes more and more burdensome.

When we reach this age, we’re over half way to heaven – if we believe in God.  Still you have a lot of living to do and you want to make the most of every minute you have been allotted.  You look for ways to express yourself – through hobbies, special interests, volunteering.  You might take up painting or write a memoir.

The ages between 50 and 60 are filled with many life changing events.  For women it’s menopause.  Men go through changes too.  You may become ill and have to go through difficult medical treatment.  Your friends are starting to look older than you.  You wonder how that happened, until you look in the mirror and see you’re not what you thought you were.  You may need a body part replaced or your pipes cleaned out.  You may lose your job and find it hard to get a new one, because you’re over qualified.  Hey, I thought this was supposed to be the prime of life.

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it will be whatever you choose to make it, but don’t forget that God has the master plan already prepared.  We’re still blessed with God’s freedom to plan – to look forward – to make the right choices.  Middle age is the age of unfolding.  Time drifts away faster than we’d hoped.  We try to squeeze as much into our lives as we can before the bottom falls out or we die.

Yet knowing that God has His hand on our future will give us confidence and assurance.  He never changes no matter how much our lives change.  He is consistent, He never lies and we know we can count on His involvement in our journey.

“So then, banish anxiety from your heart and cast off the troubles of your body for youth and rigor are meaningless.”  Ecclesiastes 11:10

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About atimetoshare.me

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 Amazon.com.
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7 Responses to AGING WITH A PLAN – PART I – 50 TO 60

  1. hatrack4 says:

    Why is it that as you get to an age that some might call ‘middle aged’, you recalculate and figure that people are living longer and you aren’t to middle age yet. Then, you one day, you recalculate and you are not middle aged, because you are old. I wonder where middle-aged went?

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  2. Great topic as I struggle on how to transition to gray hair. I’m sort of ready to embrace the hoary head.

    By the way, how do you post so many in one day, every day?

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      I don’t always post this many. Some are reruns and some are new. I guess I’m one of those
      Oldies with lots of life experience to share. Thanks for stopping by and embrace the hoary head😜

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      • I guess my life keeps getting in the way because now I’m good if I post one a month. I have several in my cue that I’ve started, though.

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        Keep on trucking. I set aside time first thing in the morning. The fact that I have limited wifi encourages me to write faster. A good motivator I guess. Remember that quantity is no match for quality.

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  3. A wonderful description of what we all feel and experience, dear Kathy! ❤ ❤

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