Recently I celebrated my 34th wedding anniversary! On one level it seems like yesterday…but on another it seems like a lifetime. To have been married that long I must be ancient! The fact is, it doesn’t matter how old or young you are, we have all met young people who seem old and old people who seem young. How come? Age is not about years, it’s about attitude! What matters is the state of your mind and how you look at the world. You probably already know that but someone expressed it like this:
If you’ve left your dreams behind,
If hope is lost
And all ambition and fires are dead,
Then you are old.
But if from life you take the best,
And if in life you keep the jest;
If love you hold
No matter how birthdays fly,
You are not old.
- Did you know that Francis Chinchester sailed around the world solo at age 64?
- Winston Churchill became Prime Minister at age 65!
- At age 76, Cardinal Angelo Roncalli became Pope John XXIII.
So, don’t let years or wrinkles stand in the way of your dreams! You are never too old to change the world! I’m now planning for another 34 years of marriage!
Chaplain Ian Whitley