Sunday, May 26, 2019

Incredibly GRATEFUL for 50 Years on This Earth


I have friends who don't like the idea getting older, and dread the big milestone numbers like 40, 50, 60, and so on. They consider themselves as being "middle aged" or "over the hill" or "senior citizens," and it's all said with a negative tone. They don't like being reminded that their life didn't turn out the way they thought it would. They regret the things they did, or didn't do; and they feel sad. They are still looking for their "purpose."

The way I see it, life is a journey. It is full of good times and hard times . . . and its ALL good. Why? Because I truly believe God has each one of us here on this earth for a reason - and understanding that reason (or purpose) is not as complicated as you might think. The important thing is to accept how everything you experience in life - good or bad - can be used to help you learn, to grow, to encourage others, and (most importantly) to point others to Christ. Basically, the idea is glorifying God in everything you do. That is a purpose you can be proud of. 

I am incredibly grateful God has granted me 50 years on this earth. I am grateful I survived cancer (twice!), and I'm looking forward to the gift of more years, and of more service to Him.

Take a quick walk with me down memory lane as I share a few of my birthday photos from past years. . . .

Vicky - Age 1

Age 3

Age 9

Age 15

Age 22

Age 25

Age 30

Age 35

Age 40

Age 45

Age 50


Enjoy the life God has granted you. Quit worrying about all the things you did or didn't do, and concentrate on finding joy in the life you're living now. 


2 comments:

  1. I completely agree. Life is a journey, and as much as we all worry about the destination, it is the trip that is the important part to our growth and development. I asked a friend once who had children much older than mine, what stage was the best stage, and she wisely said, all the stages were equally good. And so it is with our life. There are different benefits and different problems with every stage. It does no good to worry about all the new problems a different stage in life will bring us, when we should be concentrating on all the new benefits that same stage will bring us.

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    1. Good thoughts! I like how your wise friend said "all the stages were equally good." God made all the stages, and there are definitely special moments in every stage.

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