Thursday, November 1, 2012

Young at Heart

As we age we all have a choice to make. Are we going to act “Old as Dirt” or “Young at Heart?” Granted there are some days when I feel like the former, but the Young at Heart days come around often enough to make up for those bad days. For the past few years, Charles and I have dressed up like Raggedy Ann & Andy for our church’s Fall Family Fun Fair. Since we don’t look like Power Rangers or Super Heroes, fewer and fewer children recognize our costumes. I think their parents enjoy our costumes the most. We enjoy playing games with the kids at the fair and handing our candy. We love living in our active senior adult community, but one of the things I miss is the kids coming around for trick or treat on Halloween. I guess we’ll have to eat all the candy I bought.
I’m reminded of a funny joke that appeared in a recent issue of Reader’s Digest:
“I was feeling pretty creaky after hearing the TV reporter say, "To contact me, go to my Facebook page, follow me on Twitter, or try me the old-fashioned way—e-mail."
Since you are tech savvy enough to follow my blog, I know that you are a Young at Heart person. Keep up the good work and follow the Biblical admonition from Proverbs 17:22.
"A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a broken spirit saps a person's strength." (New Living Translation-2007)


  1. My Mother is now 97 1/2 and she is still Young at Heart most of the time. She isn't acquainted with the expression, but her only medicine is a "cheerful heart"...quite contagious, to say the least. Oh, she sings, she is quick to tease and laugh... We love caring for her!
    Love to Raggedy Ann and Andy.
    Carleen & Ken

  2. Wish I could blow up that picture to see if that is really you. That is an adorable idea, you two are really young at heart to think of doing those costumes. Keep your cheerful heart and you
    will always remain..forever young.


  3. You and Charles always look so cute when you walk into the FFFF in your adorable outfits! I can imagine that wearing them has a way of transporting you to the happy land of childhood. You certainly create that feeling for those of us who encounter you with the big smiles on your faces. Lorraine

  4. How cute you two look! I had no idea that you dressed up every year. You are truly young at heart. I think it is because you follow the admonition of Proverbs 17:22

  5. First time checking in on your blog. Young at heart is good medicine as your post referenced.

  6. Love your blog. I agree that we must work at staying not only "young at heart" but also young in our minds. Our perception is what counts! What we believe is what we achieve and you are obviously a great example of someone who is keeping it real AND keeping it young in spirit! Blessings to you.

  7. Love your post! You are absolutely right, it is so important to stay not only young in spirit but also young in our worldview. We achieve what we believe and you are obviously a great example of this. Blessings to you!