Lifting As We Climb.
Of all the goals we set in life, being a senior citizen is one goal about we do not like to talk. Why is that? We can talk and plan about children and our youth, but senior citizen is something like a vulgar conversation. What about being one of our greatest resources or assets? Nope, we have too many problems with age discrimination. Nope, we do not want them to see what we do? They do not understand our needs? We can't kick them out fast enough.
Today, things are so quickly changing, by the time you reach senior citizen you will be so confused...dementia, Alzheimer, medication. Isn't there a better way to die? Isn't the more in life which to look forward?
If wisdom is the key, how do we get wisdom in life? How do you want others to treat your senior citizens? How wise are you? There is only one way to get wisdom and that is respect for yourself and those around you and that same wisdom will come back to you. Time, tested and proven!
If you live long enough every person is going to become a senior citizen, what are you doing to prepare?
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Wheeeeeee! Thank God I made it! We must have done something right. Let's have a party? Let's travel? Let's work our gardens together? Let's eat healthy? Let's stay up late? So one more time, you get to swing the bat. Now, What about graduation day?
Well, graduation means you can not stop here. "You have to start by changing the story you tell yourself about getting older...The minute you say to yourself, 'Time is everything, and I'm going to make sure that time is used the way I dream it should be used,' then you've got a whole different story.—Diane Sawyer
One generation at a time, let's keep each other company? Let tell younger generations what it took for us to get here and it ain't about fashions. We all have a story and an audience.
Here is what we are up against: Modernization! Meals-on-Wheels! Health Care and Somebody loving and trustworthy being there for us, when we need them! Don't count your chickens before the eggs hatch?
Don't believe you are going to get there, Just keep living.
I will not allow age, unfulfilled promises or "other obstacles" to deter me from my work for peace and prosperity. I know my God honors His word.
Be an old 30 or a young 70, Teach the older men to be temperate, worthy of respect, self-controlled, and sound in faith, in love and in endurance.
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Young or Old there is pleasure in learning.
Aging is like a bank account. You withdraw from what you've put in. In your younger years deposit a lot of happiness in the bank account of memories!
What Better Time!
At the top of my game, my God has kept me alive and my faith is unwavering!
Thank God, I am saved and sanctified. By the grace of God I am what I am, and His grace toward me is not in vain
One life is of priceless value to life, and mine is that life.
The first day of school our professor introduced himself and challenged us to get to know someone we didn't already know. I stood up to look around when a gentle hand touched my shoulder.
I turned around to find a wrinkled, little old lady beaming up at me with a smile that lit up her entire being.
She said, "Hi handsome. My name is Rose.
I'm eighty-seven years old. Can I give you a hug?"
I laughed and enthusiastically responded, "Of course you may!" and she gave me a giant squeeze.
"Why are you in college at such a young, innocent age?" I asked.
She jokingly replied, "I'm here to meet a rich husband, get married, and have a couple of kids..."
"No seriously," I asked. I was curious what may have motivated her to be taking on this challenge at her age.
"I always dreamed of having a college education and now I'm getting one!" she told me.
After class we walked to the student union building and shared a chocolate milkshake.
We became instant friends. Every day for the next three months we would leave class together and talk nonstop. I was always mesmerized listening to this "time machine" as she shared her wisdom and experience with me.
Over the course of the year, Rose became a campus icon and she easily made friends wherever she went.
She loved to dress up and she reveled in the attention bestowed upon her from the other students. She was living it up.
At the end of the semester we invited Rose to speak at our football banquet. I'll never forget what she taught us. She was introduced and stepped up to the podium. As she began to deliver her prepared speech, she dropped her three by five cards on the floor.
Frustrated and a little embarrassed she leaned into the microphone and simply said, "I'm sorry I'm so jittery. I gave up beer for Lent and this whiskey is killing me! I'll never get my speech back in order so let me just tell you what I know."
As we laughed she cleared her throat and began, "We do not stop playing because we are old; we grow old because we stop playing.
There are only four secrets to staying young, being happy, and achieving success. You have to laugh and find humor every day. You've got to have a dream. When you lose your dreams, you die.
We have so many people walking around who are dead and don't even know it!
There is a huge difference between growing older and growing up.
If you are nineteen years old and lie in bed for one full year and don't do one productive thing, you will turn twenty years old. If I am eighty-seven years old and stay in bed for a year and never do anything I will turn eighty-eight.
Anybody can grow older. That doesn't take any talent or ability. The idea is to grow up by always finding opportunity in change. Have no regrets.
The elderly usually don't have regrets for what we did, but rather for things we did not do. The only people who fear death are those with regrets."
She concluded her speech by courageously singing "The Rose."
She challenged each of us to study the lyrics and live them out in our daily lives
At the year's end Rose finished the college degree she had begun all those years ago.
One week after graduation Rose died peacefully in her sleep.
Over two thousand college students attended her funeral in tribute to the wonderful woman who taught by example that it's never too late to be all you can possibly be.
These words have been passed along in loving memory of ROSE.
REMEMBER, GROWING OLDER IS MANDATORY. GROWING UP IS OPTIONAL. We make a Living by what we get, We make a Life by what we give.
God promises a safe landing, not a calm passage. If God brings you to it, He will bring you through it.
"Good friends are like stars.........You don't always see them, but you know they are always there.
All from the comfort and safety of your home.
You've got The Experience and You've got The knowledge.
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