With all the social distancing and isolation we might think about some of those tasks we should’ve gotten done, wished we had the energy to do or play it by ear and use the materials at hand.
I should be spring cleaning, but for some reason, I’m on a down swing and don’t even want to think about getting anything done. I guess part of that is a feeling of sadness over all this separation from people and things that used to be our normal.
The thousand mile checkups and replacement parts are getting more and more intense as time marches on. We come to a point in life when we resemble the six million dollar man from the 1970s TV series. As I continue to talk about aging this week, I’m trying to find the humor in it.
The image above kind of describes what’s going in my world. We do have an indoor bathroom, but it’s time for an extra large toilet seat. Also, as indicated in the cartoon, everything is now in a state of sag. Things that used to be in certain places are now much lower and indefinable. You lose inches from your height and add them to your girth. I like to tell people I used to be six feet tall, but everything has just slid down to my hips.
When our homes start to show wear, we give them a facelift with paint or add something new to dress them up. When we get old, everything we try to do to improve our health, our looks, our outlook, our daily living seems to be just a cover up for what’s really going on within.
When we start looking at the dark side of things, there’s no where to go but downhill. The aging process includes ponderance on our demise. We tend to feel sorry for ourselves. We sometimes feel left out, lonely and useless. When we start slipping down that slippery slope it’s time to pull ourselves up by the bootstraps and move on. There’s nothing funny about being in a state of depression for your final years. We need to put things in perspective again and put on a happy face – even when we don’t necessarily feel that way.
We’ve been blessed with these bonus years of living for a reason. God does have a perfect plan for each one of us. If we place our trust in Him, we have the assurance that we’re in good hands. He speaks to us through the Holy Bible, which He inspired. He surrounds us daily with protection. He walks beside us through bad and good times. He will never leave us.
Over my lifetime I’ve seen massive changes in the way things are done. I’ve witnessed a change in things designed to make our lives easier. The way we come up with solutions, how we live, the family unit, the networks of communication and how we worship have changed, but the Word of God remains the same. It has survived for all these centuries, because it is truth and it comes directly from God Himself.
When our days on this planet are over, we can be sure that God will carry us to paradise. His Son, Jesus, paid the ransom which washed away all our sins. All we need to do is believe that and we will be changed. Our lives will reflect God’s love. We will gladly serve Him and others, not because we must, but because we want to.