Thursday, September 4, 2014


There are several ages we look forward to with hope or regret, but only two ages have an real significance to our lives, when we turn 21 and we are legally an adult fully responsible for our our decisions and actions from then to the day we die, and when we turn 65 and are legally considered "old" in the sense we are eligible for more things than we imagined, far more than we want, and only a few we actually really need.

Turning 65 to some isn't a day of joy, but one of sadness as we've left a life behind and know the life ahead is one everyone fits into a catagory most young people fear becoming. Turning 65 we lose our identity as a person as much as we are now just old, living with what we have left in hopes it's as good as we want fearing time and age will, if it hasn't already, caught up with us.

Turning 65 we are faced with the reality Teddy Roosevelt said, "Do what you can where you are with what you have."