How to Tell You’re Aging

Are you getting older? If you aren’t sure, let me help. You can tell you are getting older when everything hurts, and when it doesn’t, it isn’t working. You forget things you just said or wrote. You feel like the morning after, and you haven’t been anywhere. Your little black book contains only names ending in M.D. You get winded playing chess. You decide to procrastinate, but never get around to it.

You are getting older if you look forward to a dull evening at home. Your knees buckle but your belt won’t. You forget things you just said or wrote. The best part of your day is over when the alarm goes off. Your back goes out more than you do. A fortune teller offers to read your face. You forget things you just said or wrote.

The only person who says they enjoy old age is the one who is so old they forget what young age felt like. There are only two stages in life: pimples and wrinkles.

But God said he is “I AM.” That means “present tense at all times.”

Whether you are pimples or wrinkles, young or old, God is there with you. I’m thankful I am still young . . . for one day I may forget what I just said or wrote.

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