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Did God Do Things Backward?
My granddaughter came over on Saturday. Talk about energy. She’s going to be five in May and she never stops. We did some edging with rocks, colored, went to a nearby children’s museum, and she was still running on full. Unfortunately, for her grandmother, by noon, I was ready for a nap.
I wonder why God didn’t make it so you had more energy as you grew older and less as a child. It sure would have been easier on the parents, and grandparents. The Bible says at Proverbs 16:31, A gray head is a crown of glory; It is found in the way of righteousness. I don’t know about you, but I color my gray hair.
This is just one of the few questions I plan to ask God when I get to Heaven. (I’ve got a list going in the casket with me.)
Proverbs 16:31 is correct, as we age, we gain wisdom. Unfortunately, some of us just grow old. But one way to stay young is to be young at heart. Too often as we grow older, we forget to do things like play. I can’t help but wonder if that’s not part of the problem with Alzheimer’s or Dementia. Maybe swinging a little bit might keep us from these dreadful diseases.
The great man is he who does not lose his child’s-heart. -Mencius, Book IV
Children are a great way to become young again. Even though she wore me out, I love spending time with my granddaughter. She’s got a sharp mind and great sense of humor. I hate that time is moving so fast, yet can’t wait to see what she becomes as she gets older. I’m sure she’ll be something special.
We need to find ways to keep our minds sharp by being young at heart. Do puzzles, color, or run around a park. Get outside more. It’s healthier than sitting around watching talk shows all day long. It’s not just healthier for our bodies, but our minds as well. And if you have the guts, take a merry-go-round for a short spin. Who knows, it might encourage you to build a playhouse in your back yard.
I know God doesn’t make mistakes, so making us slow down as we get older was what he had in mind. I just wish when it came to my grandchild, he’d give me just an ounce of her energy.
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