Deep & Superficial Questions: 343 Days and Counting
Are these cut off jeans too young for a woman approaching seventy? Yeah, I know. That’s a pretty superficial question. But let’s be real, at my age, I find myself asking a lot of both deep and surface questions. I’ve faced off several milestone birthdays (40, 50, 60), but my upcoming 70 is somewhat sobering. I mean, really? I was just 40. And then, I blinked. Whoosh.
Since I turned sixty, I’ve been increasingly mindful of how fast my life on this planet is speeding by and wondering what kind of legacy (i.e. meaningful and eternal deposits) I am leaving. I’ve come to value every waking moment so much more than I did when I was younger. I am so grateful to be super healthy and full of energy. My beautiful mom was the same into her late seventies. And then she wasn’t. She died at 85 from Alzheimer’s. We just don’t know what our earthly future holds. The only thing we know for sure is that God gave us today!
For the last ten years, I’ve been reminded almost daily of Psalm 90:12 which says:“Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” I believe God wants us to be mindful of the daily gift of 86,400 seconds He bestows on us each day of our life here on earth. They tick away second after second and cannot be stored up. So, I am soberly, joyfully and mindfully “numbering my days”, seeking wisdom and sharing a a few random thoughts and insights along they way as each second ticks me ever closer to my milestone 70th birthday.
SHARE YOUR THOUGHTS IN COMMENTS!
Questions to Ponder:
- What is your next milestone birthday?
- How are you numbering your days as it approaches?
- What is your greatest fear about aging?
I invite you to join me on my “Countdown Journey” and encourage you to do the same. No, we don’t know exactly what the future holds for us in our final laps of life. But if you know Jesus, you do know He holds the future and ultimately it is very, very bright.
Make today matter!
I welcome your perspectives as you face off your next milestone birthday!
Hi Danna, You are never too old for cut off jeans. What is too old for anything ? Happiness is a medicine. If you want to wear a long dress or shorts or whatever, wear them. What’s the big deal ? I’d like to say this, I’ve never been depressed. I have been trough so many very very hard obstacles in my like. Including deaths of close friends and family. You name it and I been through it and so what. Such is life. Why we were born, I do not know but we are here and we need to live Of course we do not get everything that we want but such is life. Just be grateful, thankful and happy. People sometimes ask me, why are you always in a good mood and I reply that I make myself be happy. We are for a very short time. It’s going to go by fast. So you better dance every dance. May if I’m lucky enough to live to 100 I’ll stop wearing shorts and then again maybe I won’t. Well gotta go now. Gotta go do my exercises. Remember, God loves you. Do your best to MAKE yourself happy. You can do it.
Going to wait by the phone now to see who calls me, put on my shorts and go dancing ! and I’ve been married for 40 years to the same guy. He makes me feel like a fifteen year old girl and he wants to know why I’m still crazy about him.
I LOVE your zest for life, Delores! Yes, we must CHOOSE joy!
Tried to comment earlier. Hoping this works. I hit the 70 mark this last year and it was a rough one. So admire you both for being Christian ladies getting out the word of God and helping with getting healthy. And no you aren’t too old for those jeans. I still wear them!!
Thank you and God bless you, Nina!
Hi Danna, you look beautiful on the outside and also on the inside. I turned 70 in February this year and I still wear my very comfortable jeans with tears at the knees. You’ve now inspired me to cut them off at the knees for this coming summer! Love your lifestyle and your faith in .God’s love for us. Thank you for sharing♥️
Hi Danna, I am soooo thrilled to have come across the Agelesswomen’s website. I have pondered joining your academy for almost a year now and I have finally imported the book. By the way, I am from Trinidad and Tobago in the Caribbean. I will begin with you all on the 7th September because I do so need the encouragement especially from my sisters in Christ. I was 70 in March of this year and going strong by the grace of God. Having great problems keeping off the weight since retiring earlier this year. DANNA YOU LOOK GREAT IN YOUR JEANS AND YOUR OTHER OUTFITS. So does Robyn so you encourage me a lot. God bless you both for the part you play in helping us women. Indeed it is God-given!