My friends and I, all of a ‘delicate age’, constantly joke about our age and its consequences.
“I am Wonder Woman,” says one. “I wonder what happened to the phone. I wonder where I put my check book and most of all; I wonder how I got this extra 20 pounds.”
“It’s the air here,” quips another. “We breathe in calories and exhale bone density.”
Since we live in a retirement community, we notice aging more than some. We regularly see ambulances; hear of friends in poor health and others who pass on. It’s just part of life. We’ve learned to lighten the burden a bit by joking about it.
King Solomon said this:
What has been will be again,
what has been done will be done again;
there is nothing new under the sun. (Ecclesiastes 1:9, NIV)
Maybe you aren’t experiencing aging issues yet. However, instead of wondering why this or that is happening to us, we can laugh in the midst of it. We might as well. It makes the journey easier.
Prayer-Father God, help us to laugh in the midst of everything because You have done great things for us, and we are filled with joy. Amen. (from Psalm 126:3)