August 3, 2009

AGE: Admit vs Act

You would think at my age I would know better than to comment on Facebook about people (primarily women) refusing to give their birth year. I always thought age represented various and numerous rich life experiences as well as wisdom to share. I do know the media has been used to effect our culture, telling everyone they would look and feel better and be more accepted if they were young, attractive and thin. I do understand the need to be healthy and feel better, but I am not sure how refusing to give my age has anything to do with that. Look, I am all for looking nice, feeling better, and being healthier, but come on, age is only a number. It's a number to be proud of if we have matured. In fact acceptance is something one needs to believe and receive for themselves not based on looks, size or feelings. So let's put the birth year issue behind us. The good news is that you are accepted by God on the basis of his love and grace, and not your size and face. The older and more mature one gets, the more secure they should become in this fact. And this is wisdom.

3 comments:

Mary said...

Nice job!

Sarah said...

For some reason it has never bothered me to tell people my age...
54 and grateful for each year!

Anonymous said...

Oh, but I love saying "I'm old enough to know better, but young enough to try it!" You're so right...what are these numbers anyway?!!!!
Shirley