Dr. Charles S. Mims By Dr. Charles S. Mims, 19th Jun 2011 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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The older we get, the more we feel it. The solution is not to run from old age, but rather embrace it and enjoy life.

Live Life!

"LORD, reveal to me the end of my life
and the number of my days.
Let me know how transitory I am.
You, indeed, have made my days short in length,
and my life span as nothing in Your sight.
Yes, every mortal man is only a vapor. (Psalm 39:4-5, HCSB)

• You and your teeth don't sleep together.
• At the breakfast table you hear snap, crackle, pop and you're not eating cereal.
• When you wake up looking like your driver's license picture.
• It takes two tries to get up from the couch.
• When your idea of a night out is sitting on the patio.
• When happy hour is a nap.
• When you're on vacation and your energy runs out before your money does.
• When you step off a curb and look down one more time to make sure the street is still there.
• Your idea of weight lifting is standing up.
• It takes longer to rest than it did to get tired.
• Your memory is shorter and your complaining lasts longer.
• Your address book has mostly names that start with Dr.
• You sit in a rocking chair and can't get it going.
• The pharmacist has become your new best friend.
• It takes twice as long to look half as good.
• Everything hurts and what doesn't hurt doesn't work.
• Your house catches fire and the first thing you grab is your Metamucil.
• You look for your glasses for half an hour and they were on your head the whole time.
• You get two invitations to go out on the same night and you pick the one that gets you home the earliest.
• You sink your teeth into a steak - and they stay there.
• You give up all your bad habits and still don't feel good.
• You get to the check-out line, see how long it is, and decide what you have in your buggy isn't worth the wait.
• You have more patience, but actually it's just that you don't care anymore.
• Rocking in a rocking chair feels like a roller coaster ride.
• You confuse having a clear conscience with a bad memory.
• You finally get your head together and your body starts falling apart.
• You wonder how you could be over the hill when you don't even remember being on top of it.

Oh I’m starting to feel old! When I get up to roll out of the bed it takes me a few more tries than it used to, and some days I actually ponder if it would be easier to just stay there! John Paul Getty said that “age doesn’t matter unless you are cheese”, but I’m not so sure about that.

The Psalmist must have been showing some age too, as he contemplated the fleeting and transitory nature of life. Life just keeps on going by even when we slow down. This is why it so important to live each moment of life to its fullest.

It is time for us to live in the moment and not always be so eager to move on to the next event. We’ve always heard that we need to “take time to smell the roses”. Personally I’d prefer to stop and smell the coffee, but the principle is still the same. God has given us something great! Each breath we take, each morning we wake up, each hour we have, is a blessing from the Lord.

God has given it to you, so enjoy it. LIFE! Enjoy Life!


Health, Life, Life Experience, Lifestyle, Old Age, Positive, Positive Thinking

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author avatar Dr. Charles S. Mims
Charles Mims has been the pastor at South Peninsula Baptist Church in the heart of Daytona Beach for fifteen years.

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author avatar Prasul Surendran
20th Jun 2011 (#)

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author avatar Denise O
20th Jun 2011 (#)

Well stated Dr. Mims. Also a fun read. Thank you for sharing.:)

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