Aging III

A man is not old until regrets take the place of dreams. (John Barrymore, late American actor)

According to Barrymore, when the time comes that we begin to long for the “good old days” rather than think expectantly about the future, we have become “old.” Of course, the elderly have to use common sense in planning for the future. Age does slow us down in many ways, but it must not stop us from pursuing our hopes and dreams as long as our health permits it.

Now that I am old and gray, do not abandon me, O God. Let me proclaim your power to this new generation, your mighty miracles to all who come after me. (Psalm 71:18)