We’ve all heard it a million times. It’s not the age, it’s the attitude that counts. You can look to society’s unspoken rules to get a basic guideline for what you should do, however, the most important thing is to follow your own heart and do what makes you happy at any age!
The following is an exerpt from “Your Life Support System” by Steve Goodier, publisher of the Internet newsletter offering articles, stories, humor and hope. He sends his ezine of hope and encouragement to people in over 100 nations daily.
When asked how it was that she has lived so long, one 91-year-old woman replied, “I think God is testing the patience of my relatives.”
When is “too old”? At what age do we give up? At 100, Grandma Moses was still painting, and Titian painted “Battle of Lepants” when he was 98.
At 93, George Bernard Shaw wrote “Farfetched Fables.”
At 91, Eamon de Valera served as president of Ireland.
At 90, Pablo Picasso still drew and engraved.
At 89, Arthur Rubinstein gave one of his greatest recitals in New York’s Carnegie Hall, and Pablo Casals, at 88, still performed cello concerts.
At 82, Winston Churchill wrote the four-volume work, “A History of the English-Speaking Peoples,” Leo Tolstoy completed “I Cannot Be Silent,” and Goethe, at the same age, finished “Faust.”
At 81, Benjamin Franklin engineered the diplomacy, which led to the adoption of the U.S. Constitution.
When are you “too old”? Only on the day when you truly have nothing left to give. And the good news is this: that day never has to arrive!
I do hope you ponder this for a few minutes.