Not growing old yet …

“Do you think the elderly have a corner on wisdom,
that you have to grow old before you understand life?” Job 12:12

imageIf you think all seniors are asleep by 9 p.m. in Sun City, not true. I have a friend who sings karaoke a couple nights a week.┬áLast night my friend and I stopped by see her perform. I was impressed at the wannabe singers who sang their hearts out–some not so good. One woman chose an unfamiliar song, and everybody ended up laughing with her–not at her. The light-hearted entertainment put me in a great mood.

A restaurant within a few yards has outdoor seating and entertainment. After “enough” Karaoke, my friend and I stopped to watch “Elvis” for awhile, a look-alike with all the great Elvis moves and a voice that would make Elvis take notice. He announced his daytime job is at the Maricopa Sheriff Department. If he were to entertain at Sheriff Joe’s Tent City, the inmates would be a happy bunch.

For the past few years, most evenings I was a couch potato because that is what Glen and I became used to. I need to follow in my 95-year-old mother’s footsteps whose theory is, “Do you think I’m going to stay home and stare at these four walls?”

If you’re bored in Sun City, it’s your own fault, as it’s a great place to grow old without knowing it.

Lord, give me energy to keep from growing old before my time. Amen.


About lindagillis

I am a retired church office servant, a writer, speaker for conferences, events, and retreats, and advocate for those who work in the church office. I began writing seriously after winning the 2006 Guideposts Writer's Workshop and being published in "Guideposts" and "Angels on Earth" magazines. I have self-published two book, "The Donut Theory--Meditation and Inspiration for the Church Office" and "Humble Beginnings--Daily Meditation Moments". My other passion is family and traveling to visit family and friends.
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