Yesterday I received an email from a good friend of mine, Jack Parker. It seems the post I wrote this week was timely for him. I thought his response might encourage some of you as it did me. He wrote:
Good morning My Brother, Your Words today really hit home with me and yes I am giving God the Glory for allowing me to be 92 years young this coming Saturday. Unlike many I still am in excellent physical condition and play golf 3 or 4 times a week. My young son who is two years old and my old son, 60 years old are blessing me every day of my life. Jay my eldest is a great cook, so I’m well fed, and my young son who is a Poodle is with me morning, noon, and night. Thank you Lord for blessing me in a very special way!! Blessings Bob,
Hmmm . . . Well Jack thank you for blessing me. Smiling is good in this life and smiling in heaven is even better. These quotes are for you for this momentous Saturday and my prayer is for you to have many more years ahead of you my young friend!
“Birthdays are good for you. Statistics show that the people who have the most live the longest.” – Larry Lorenzoni
“Age is an issue of mind over matter. If you don’t mind, it doesn’t matter.” – Mark Twain
“The idea is to die young as late as possible.” – Ashley Montagu
“Life is like a roll of toilet paper. The closer you get to the end, the faster it goes.” – Anonymous
“Old age is like everything else. To make a success of it, you’ve got to start young.” – Theodore Roosevelt
“The secret of staying young is to live honestly, eat slowly and lie about your age.” – Lucille Ball
“Eventually you will reach a point when you stop lying about your age and start bragging about it.” – Will Rogers
“The older I get, the better I used to be.” – Lee Trevino
“You know you’re getting old when the candles cost more than the cake.” – Bob Hope
“Nice to be here? At my age it’s nice to be anywhere.” – George Burns
“You can live to be a hundred if you give up all the things that make you want to live to be a hundred.” – Woody Allen
“Wrinkles should merely indicate where smiles have been.” – Mark Twain
“By the time you’re eighty years old you’ve learned everything. You only have to remember it.” – Bill Vaughan
“Old people shouldn’t eat health foods. They need all the preservatives they can get.” – Robert Orben
“The afternoon knows what the morning never suspected.” – Robert Frost
And my favorite for my good friend Jack who lives this out daily:
How old would you be if you didn’t know how old you are? Satchel Paige
. . . but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
Have a great weekend and go to church this Sunday!