AGING WITH PURPOSE

Does becoming a senior citizen mean that our days of usefulness are over? I hope not. So far I’ve been blessed with a sound mind, except when I’m dreaming or creating a new piece of work; and I’m physically sound, except for the extra 40 pounds I’m lugging around.

God has words concerning the elderly throughout the Bible. Some of the wisest men lived well into their hundreds. I think that age is not looked on with the same respect that it was in ancient times or with certain cultures today. In these times of unrest and uncertainty, we need the wisdom that the older generation has to offer. Being mentors to the young – sharing our life experiences – lending words encouragement and inspiration – lifting up those who feel they’ve failed – are all ways in which we can still be useful in our senior years.

I am blessed to have friends that are in their 80’s and approaching their 90’s. I believe the knowledge and experience they’ve gained in their lifetimes can still be of great benefit to society today. Let’s not underestimate what they can contribute or look at them with anything less than respect.

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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10 Responses to AGING WITH PURPOSE

  1. Lifetime Chicago says:

    Love this!

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  2. The Eclectic Contrarian says:

    The elderly are a wealth of knowledge if people would take the time to talk and listen.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      It takes us old folks a little more time to tell a story, but they usually have some merit. Thanks for taking time to read.

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      • The Eclectic Contrarian says:

        I’m not officially old, but I’m definitely getting the “isms” lol! I’m feeling more like a father figure to more people than I used to. And I’m starting to do things that used to get on my nerves that old people did lol!! 🤦‍♂️

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      • atimetoshare.me says:

        I hear you. My kids (all 3 in their 40’s & 50s) were amazed at how much I knew when they turned 30.

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  3. I couldn’t agree more Kathy! There is so much to harvest in our more mature years, filled with patience and wisdom.

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    • atimetoshare.me says:

      Sharing our experiences with the youngers is like sharing history with them. They need to know about our past.

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  4. I’ve always seen the beauty in antiques— now I’m a living antique 🤣😂

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