Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Middle Aged

Why do they call it "Middle Aged?" Is it a climax, a major turning point for the person as in a novel? Are you at the top of the hill now you begin to descend? "It's all downhill from here," as the saying goes.

But somehow I think life gets better.

Recently I've noticed a shift in my attitude. For the first time in my life I'm not looking to the next thing ahead, what I'll be when I grow up or where I'll live.  I'm beginning to relax and realize that what I have is really pretty good.

I've even pondered the idea of sacrificing the flesh so the spirit in me will grow stronger. No, I'm not going crazy or anything. I haven't actually done any self-sacrificing yet. Maybe that will come in another decade. But the thought alone is startling.

Maybe this is a transition in life where the focus begins to change. A moment in life where eternity begins to seem real.

Hey, Middle Age isn't so bad, and somehow I think it won't be downhill from here.

5 comments:

  1. Just_Passing_By_To_Say_HelloJuly 13, 2010 at 5:10 PM

    I agree with you. After you have finally sorted out most things in your life, relaxing and just learning more from God is what comes next. It's not really downhill, just a new one you have to climb.

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  2. Don't capitalize Middle Age...it makes it sound like Middle Ages... LOL

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  3. middle age for me is that 45-55 year old mark, when usually if you have kids they are on their way out to their next adventure, and in the horizon if possible, you are looking forward to retirement. It can be new beginnings, it also can be a time to finish those things that were put on the shelf for a long time... those hobbies, traveling, and yes more relaxing and breathing is a good thing. More of God.

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  4. I think even the definition of middle age changes from generation to generation and even within your own lifetime.

    The older I get, the later that middle age mark is.

    Straight From Hel

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  5. Thanks for the comments. It's so nice to hear what others are thinking about it.

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