Monday, April 29, 2013

A to Z Challenge: Youth

One thing I've heard so many times be it in reality or fiction is a bit of a universal lament. If only I'd done this when I was young. Now it's too late.

A good cautioning tale, I'm sure. Reminding us kids never to miss an opportunity while we can.

Except here's the thing, I believe there are few reasons why age should be a limiter on exploring new activities.

But then, I have a great-aunt who's currently touring Greece.

Aged 80-something.

Everything we want to do depends on our capability, yes, but this doesn't mean you stop living after forty.  Go see the world. Go to that art class you always wanted to do. Go learn piano. (I know a lady who went to her first lesson aged 75. After she was pretty much deaf.)

Most things in life aren't about youth. You can do them regardless of age, and they'll keep you young.

So what are you waiting for? Go find something new to do.

Prayer


Lord, 

I still want to do so many things, even though I've left them undone for so long. 

Please help me find the things I can and still want to do. And give me the courage to learn them. 

I ask this in Jesus's name. 

Amen.


3 comments:

Juliet Bond said...

I did youth too! Just discovering your blog for the first time as I make my way through the A-Z Challenge. Please check us out and sign up to follow if you like what you see. Juliet atCity Muse Country Muse

mrkelly2u said...

Good post Misha - it's NEVER too late to try something new. My A post was on a similar theme. Better to regret what you HAVE done, rather than what you HAVE NOT.

Kelly's Eye - Writing, Music, Life

Rob-bear said...

Great post indeed, Misha! Sadly, some of us face difficulties which limit our lives in some ways. Meaning we have fewer options. But we can still be fully alive within those options.

Blessings and Bear hugs!
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