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Embrace Wise Cracks

I feel like my body has gotten totally out of shape, so I got my doctor’s permission to
join a fitness club and start exercising.
I decided to take an aerobics class for seniors.
I bent, twisted, gyrated, jumped up and down, and perspired for an hour.  But,
by the time I got my leotards on,
the class was over.

My memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.
Also, my memory’s not as sharp as it used to be.

Know how to prevent sagging?
Just eat till the wrinkles fill out.

I talked with God about this today.

God said to me:
“Folks don’t mind your creases, Jan.
It is part of the aging process –
and those lines are roadmaps to your soul.
They tell how you’ve lived your life.
Your joys are there.
(Those are the creases beside each eye)
The times you were tickled are there.
(Notice those crinkles on your nose!)
Your worries are there.
(Those are the railroad tracks on your forehead;
sometimes caused not by worry, but by pondering!)

Those aren’t wrinkles –
They’re wise cracks!”

One of my favorite Bible verses about aging gracefully is
“Even in old age they will still produce fruit;
they will remain vital and green.”

(Psalm 92:14)

God will carry us through, even into our advanced years.
Our Creator has had a plan for us since before we were born.
He had our days numbered since the beginning of time
and it is up to us to make wise decisions
to help our bodies live
a more vibrant and full life
and to impart our wisdom
to those placed in our lives.

How many wise cracks do you have?
Are you trying to hide them?
Or do you embrace them?

In the video below,
Lisa, Domestic Life Stylist,
moves our focus away from our
“Wise cracks” and shares
some wise tips on aging.
It’s worth a watch!

Her final words:
“Embrace the age you are!”
Wisdom indeed!
(I’m 82, how about you?)

See ya tomorrow (God willing).
Thanks for visiting!


Comments on: "Embrace Wise Cracks" (17)

  1. Dana Pulliam said:

    You “crack” me up! Not only do I admire your beautiful roadmaps, I have often relished looking at your storytelling hands. Indeed, you continue to produce fruits, and they bless my heart! 😘

  2. The concept of wise cracks is lovely – your opening description turning out to be getting into your leotard is wonderful,

  3. This was a great blend of humor and encouragement. You may have added to my laugh lines.

  4. This is awesome Jan!
    Wishing you a blessed weekend! â™Ĩâ™Ĩ

  5. Peter Martin said:

    Sometimes, when I look at Alice, my memory paints an image of the person that I knew when she was 41. Still as beautiful 42 years later. If she has gray hair, it’s probably the ones I have her doing the thing called life. If she’s aged, I must have lost my eyesight. Although she can’t always keep up with me, she always knows to say slow down and enjoy the moment. She’s right. Because 42 years have passed already. There are more years passed than are ahead. So slowing down and enjoying the moment is more important today than its ever been before.

    BTW : i still see you as the coach’s wife and team mom from 50 years ago.

  6. I love your post Jan. It is good to embrace who you are and what you are. Your wise cracks reveal a full and wonderful life. I hope I am as on the ball as you are when I get to your age!
    Keep smiling! You look great!

  7. I needed to read some of your “wise cracks” after watching the Browns lose to the Steelers.

    My graying hair reminds me of every blessing received from my many years of teaching. As for my wrinkles, I can’t blame my three amazing daughters. They’re all my responsibility. And finally . . . at 65, I run just as hard as I did back in my 20s. But please, put the stopwatch away.

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