Saturday, December 29, 2012

My Secret to A Life of 70 Years

People say I am too active and look too young to be 70 years old.  They want to know my secret.  I have looked younger than my age all of my life.  A lot of it is probably due to heredity.  My mom always looked young for her age. When I was a teen, people use to think she was my older sister. 

Living a clean life:  I was never a party girl and don’t smoke or drink and never have.  I think those things take a tole on your skin and overall health. 

Attitude:  Attitude is also a key.  You take what life has given you and you make the best of it.  You should never throw yourself a pity party.  Look at all your blessings and thank God for them.  Also always look for the good in people and in life.

Being thankful:  I thank God that I have always had good health, plenty of food to eat, shelter over my head, parents that loved and provided for me as a child, a good job making good money, and a husband and children who love me and are there with me through all the ups and downs. I also now have grandchildren who are the joy of my life.  I think they may be keeping be active and young, too.

Church and Christian friends:  There is also my church and many Christian friends who are always there to encourage, support, and pray for me.  Fellowship with other Christians has always been very important.  If you don’t have a church or Christian friends, you are missing out on many blessings God has for you.  We all need good friends to do life together. 

Don’t worry:  I never really worry about tomorrow, because I know God will take care of it.  When my husband was laid off from work, I looked at it as a new chapter in life.  Then God provided a better job.  When my company was downsized and I lost my job, I never worried about it either.  I got a better job making more money that before.  Then a few years later, that company moved out of state and I lost that job.  Again, I never worried.  I took that opportunity and retired.  Now my life is better than ever before.  Through all the changes in finances due to job losses, we still survived. 

It is God who blesses:  Most of all it is God who has blessed me.  I know God is in control.  He will take care of tomorrow.  He always wants what is best for me.  All I can do is try to live a life pleasing to Him, stay trusting Him, stay on my knees, and He takes care of the rest.


1 comment:

Patrina's Pencil said...

Sounds as if Life has been good to you. I would agree with all these points... Everyone are vital to our body mind and spirit.

Thanks for visiting my horses... and me. Yes, I love horses. Don't ride...but my dream has always been to live on a ranch and ride horses..a blogger friend says we'll get to ride horses with Jesus :)

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