Proverbs 16:31 (NIV)
Gray hair is a crown of splendor; it is attained in the way of righteousness.
TO BE YOUNG AGAIN ~
You hear people say they wish they knew in younger years, what they know know. I totally understand that statement now. Would I have done things different? I think of somethings I wish I had never done in life and others things I wished I had done in younger years. Time goes by so fast and we can not regain the past or do somethings things. We can certainly change today and make the best of everyday of life. Even in the hardest times of life, we can find good.
TIME ~ I cherish time with others. I love my family, my friends and meeting new people. I have found myself pulling back from people this seasons of life. It's just hard during the Christmas Season and nobody would think that for me. We mourn people who are not here anymore. People don't see the deep mourning part. My brother died on Christmas Day when he was 37 and I was 32. It was Christmas Day and I will never forget that day. I had believed God would give him a miracle of health and the miracle was actually him going to Heaven. I didn't want to hear that or believe that because I wanted my only sibling here on earth. I quickly learned there is a time to be born and there is a time to die. Nobody knows that exact date when someone will leave earth and nobody really sees the deep of that pain within your heart.
I want to share with you to pray for others. I people who struggle with money and buying gifts. Others who might not even get a gift at Christmas. Not everyone is happy or enjoy this season of Christmas. Christmas is about others and sharing magic moments. Jesus in a manger, a star and guiding light. Not everyone believes in Jesus, Christmas or giving gifts. The one things we can agree on is kindness to others and praying for others. We can be the light in a dark world.
As I age, I see the value of each day and moments. I love helping at my granddaughters, playing with them and sharing a life I never had. I didn't know grandparents in my life. I understand the part of being GRAND now. I do my best to be a good example before them. At the school, I even had a teacher tell me that I was the best grandma in her life too. What? Adults watch me as well as kids. Yes, your life becomes an example to others. Nobody sees the sad part of christmas for me and that good. I am mostly happy, cheerful and ready to be an elf. I am actually going to the school today to share tickets with the kids for a movie they will see in their classrooms today. Polar Express is the movie and I am going to be excited for them.
AGE ~ is a number but you can enjoy that number everyday and just being happy to be alive!
I know some seasons and life can be hard. Purpose this a good day and share smiles. Smiles are free and I love smiling it's my favorite. My prayers continue for you, your family and friends. I am happy to be this age because I am truly alive.