Keep On

I once met a men, who although he was somewhat frail, slightly bent over, and softly spoken, punctuated many phrases with the recurring words “You’re never too old to…”

This reminds me of a comments from uthor Norman Cousins who purportedly said, ‘No disease is more lethal than the boredom that follows retirement.’

There is a story of a lady in her eighties who went to her doctor for a check-up.

He asked if she stayed active.

She gave him a big smile and said, ‘I jog about four or five miles every day.’

Surprised, he told her she needed to be careful and not overdo it. ‘Take it easy,’ he suggested.

She took his words to heart and decided to slow down. She reduced her jogs to slow walks, and cut back to one or two days a week.

Within a year she was dead.

After hearing about her death, the doctor who’d given her such advice told a friend, ‘Never again will I tell a patient who’s doing so well to take it easy.’

Christian Scripture abounds with the stories of people who lived on because they had something to live for!

Abraham was a issued a command at 76 and completed the first part of it 26 years later!

Caleb at eighty-five attacked the giants in the hill country, drove them out, and became a land developer (see Joshua 14).

Noah began building the ark when he was five hundred years old and a hundred years later he helped to start the world all over again.

Age means nothing unless you’re cheese!

Wrinkles, grey hair, and spots on your hands mean less than nothing.

Keep dreaming.

Accept new challenges.

And don’t even think about taking it easy!

Remember the person who said “you’re never too old to…”

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