How do we grow new, rather than old?

I found arresting a passage in the book of Proverbs that gave me an insight on growing new, rather than old.   “The hoary [grey haired] head is a crown of beauty and glory if it is found in the way of righteousness (moral and spiritual rectitude in every area and relation).”  Interesting, isn’t it, to find a connection between the practice of one’s faith as a life reference point that gives us beauty and health in our later years? 

My colleague in Australia, Kay Stroud, writes this week about a televised series there that comes to a welcome perspective.  Here is an excerpt:

“What a refreshing joy to see the realization dawn on an elderly person’s face that getting older doesn’t mean decrepitude, sickness and uselessness! Did you catch the “Young Ones”, the series aired on the ABC over the last four Tuesdays? This program showed how a person’s environment can shape the way that they think, and how, in turn, the way people think shapes how they feel.  There was obvious and astounding physical and mental improvement in just a week as six of the UK’s beloved stars in their 70s and 80s progressed through this experiment, living as though it were in their heyday in 1975.”

One gem I’d also like to share is the following link to a 2 minute message on “Ageless Living” from the Daily Lift, a daily inspirational podcast.  You’ll hear the title of this post and some other great ideas in the speaker’s talk. Enjoy!

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