YOUR AGE IS A GIFT - 3 Ways Time is on Your Side

How cool that at some point we get to be at every age?

There are such unique milestones and benefits to every season of life. I hope I get to enjoy each one. But more importantly I hope I really enjoy the age I am right now.

Each age has its rewards, privileges, burden and joys. Think about it, 

When you’re young, you can make risky bold moves, wear ridiculous clothes, and talk a little more confidently and ask obvious questions. People give you grace.

 Since I'm 29, half of my friends look like this.

Since I'm 29, half of my friends look like this.

When you’re middle aged (what is that now 30-50s?), you can dress like you’re important, get at all the jokes on TV because they're written by your generation, and miss important meetings or events because you're ‘busy.' It's cool - people give you grace.

 The other half look like this. It's good right? A nice mix.

The other half look like this. It's good right? A nice mix.

When you’re old, you can advise, ask more direct, poignant questions and give help to someone without their asking — and it is received. If they don’t like it, again, they give you grace.

 I need more friends like her.

I need more friends like her.

3 ways grasping the brevity of time can help you 

  1. You are more motivated (to not waste your age)
  2. You realize the unique privileges that you only hold for a short time
  3. You live with thankfulness for today

It’s a bit melancholy to realize you can’t go back to a step you’ve passed (I still grieve my teens sometimes), but it is exciting to know each future year holds new blessings and privileges.

So now, do me a favor. For investigative purposes only, of course ;) Answer the question for yourself (in the comments below):  What are 3 things your current age offers you personally, socially or professionally?

Consider writing them down, put them on a post-it note. And take a moment each day to be grateful for your age. Thankful you're still alive. Remember this one:

You're as old as you've ever been. And as young as you'll ever be. So rejoice in your youth! And rejoice in your wisdom! It's a beautiful life.