by Bill Rudge
Don’t look at yourself as growing older,
consider yourself growing wiser.
Don’t look at yourself as becoming weaker,
look at yourself as becoming stronger in faith.
Don’t look at yourself as having less money,
focus on your riches in Heaven.
Don’t look at yourself as getting more forgetful, rejoice that your mind is overflowing with a lifetime of memories.
Don’t look at yourself as being home bound,
be glad that you can enter the heavenlies through prayer.
Don’t limit aging to diminishing youthfulness, health, talents, memory, and independence,
be thankful it increases knowledge, wisdom, love, peace, and hope.
Don’t be discouraged because more and more of your loved ones and friends are passing away,
be encouraged by the “great cloud of witnesses” awaiting you in Heaven.
Don’t look at life being too short and death looming on the horizon,
reflect on the fact that through Christ you will inherit an endless Eternity in a perfect body.