“There is a fountain of youth. It is your mind, your talents, the creativity you bring in your life and the lives of people you love.”  ~ Sophia Loren

On rare occasions, I think about getting old. Every so often, I look at myself in the mirror and see the lines and the wrinkles instead of the experience and the fun. But you know what? Everyone gets older. C’est la vie! That’s life!

Aging Gracefully

As far as I’m concerned, even though I use my face cream faithfully, it’s pretty ridiculous to try to stop the aging process. We should be embracing the gift of growing older. I know I am a much more interesting woman now than I was at 25 or 35 or even 55.

I try to stay young at heart. The young are not afraid to explore new things. They look for ways to stretch their mind. They get excited about new projects. They are eager to learn new things. They eat what they need and stay physically active. They laugh a lot and cry when they need to.

My advice is to get involved in something! Do something out of your comfort zone. Don’t let yourself fall into a rut! If you are passionate about something, you will never grow old.

Growing Stronger Each Day

And incidentally, the apostle Paul told the Christians at Corinth: “Even though our bodies are getting older, our inner strength in the Lord is growing every day!”  That tells me that if we’re living like we should, our real selves are actually getting stronger all the time! That’s pretty cool.

“So we’re not giving up! How could we?  Even though on the outside it looks like things are falling apart on us; on the inside, where God is making new life, not a day goes by without his unfolding grace.” ~ 2 Corinthians 4:16 (The Message)

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