I think “growing up” is a bittersweet thing. Every day of life is a blessing, yet is scary to realize how fast life goes by. To realize that we are getting old (although I wouldn’t quite apply that term to myself, yet!). In my sometimes pessimistic viewpoint I start thinking about how I don’t want to get older. I know many don’t. I know that my parents certainly don’t like to admit their age. But when I was thinking about it, I tried to come up with a more joyful perspective on aging. I found this quote which I believe sums in up perfectly.
We all grow up. Yes, every day we are one day closer to dying. But we also have one more day of blessings. One more day of love. One more day of gaining wisdom. As I grow older, I’d like to think about aging from that perspective. Thank you God for every day that you have given me, because I know that day is a day that someone else hasn’t been given.