Margi Starr Springfield, Ohio, USA
Chapter 15: The Six Ghosts of Fear
Sitting in a hospital room these last few days with my mom has brought me renewed determination as to how I want to face Old Age.
We cannot avoid Old Age, but we don’t have to fear it. Living a long life often results in accepting certain changes in our physical body that rob us of youthful vitality. Let’s be honest. While there are many things we CAN control, there are some things we CANNOT.
It’s part of our human experience.
However, by practicing the principles laid out in this book, we can still have a Positive impact on those around us. Even from a hospital bed, we can smile and bring cheer to those who care for us.
My mom has done a great job of being pleasant to those who have taken care of her. Despite painful IV’s and unpleasant procedures, she has managed to smile and show appreciation.
Both of my grandmothers lived to be 97 years old. When I would visit them, each of them would show interest in ME. What was I doing? How were my kids? They showed me LOVE by asking about my life, instead of complaining about their failing health.
Both of them, in their own ways, approached their old age with grace. They faced many challenges, but their attitudes remained Positive.
As I grow older, I am committed to growing in that same grace. Holding the hands of Faith and Positive Attitude, I commit to sharing God’s love each day of my life.
No matter what.