Let us continue with the theme of, “When are we old?”
I have determined that it is not 60. I have already been there and done that and I don’t see any signs of letting up now. Why do you think I spend my time writing this blog and participating in other groups? It is because I still feel young and I want to make a difference in my own life and one of the best ways to do that is to make a difference in the lives of others. I know that not many people read this blog but if one person reads it and is encouraged then it is worth it for me. If that person sends a note of encouragement back to me, then I have received a double portion from God.
Let me get back to the subject at hand. Consider Gilbert Morris, a well known author of Historical Christian Fiction, who didn’t publish his first book until he was well into his fifties. It seems that he just whet the appetite of his readers for more. In order to meet their demand, Gilbert became a very prolific writer, penning hundreds of books through his sixties, seventies, and into his eighties. The number of books he has published is nearing 300. He wrote forty books in his “House of Winslow” series alone.
If you are in your sixties, stay active, do things that YOU like and that YOU want to do. If you want to work, do it, if you want to fish, do it. The main thing is do not sit and do nothing and do not let others tell you what you want to do.
I do recommend that you get up every morning, get dressed, whether you plan to go anywhere or not, and make a difference in someone’s life. If you are in this age group you may remember Jimmy Durante singing in his raspy voice, “Make someone happy, just one someone happy, and you will be happy too.”
by Wayne Brady 3/19/2013