Sunday, March 25, 2012

Designed to Mature


I suppose all people my age have nagging aches, pains and injuries. Some parts don't work as well as they once did, yet with some effort are mostly recoverable. Some parts will never be the same again. C'est la vie.

But, why is this so? Don't we replace every cell in our bodies each seven years or so with brand new cells? Why, then, don't we replace them with fully functioning cells without injury or aging? The answers are physiologically complex and there are those working on solutions to aging.

Solutions? There is a more ancient, tried and true solution. Don't just age, mature! Accept each stage with grace and engagement. Leave milestones along the way for others to follow. Look for the milestones others have left behind.

I am with my children on vacation this week. I am exercising, stretching, resting and healing; listening, sharing and exploring new territory; nourishing my body and my mind.

Life is good.


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9 comments:

  1. My two oldest kids just returned from missions for our church. After 2 years, we are finally all 6 reunited. It is so much fun! I'm sure you are having the time of your life.

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  2. Enjoy the vacation and have fun. Turn the jigsaw upside down it works better that way! ;)

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    1. Yeah, but then it is just Cardboard Night!

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    2. Better yet turn the jigsaw blank side up, so you don't see the picture. (I'd never try that!)
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  3. Designed to mature sounds like politicalspeak for planned obsolescence. Live long and prosper my friend.

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    1. Now that you mention it, I heartily agree!!

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  4. My shock absorbers have been replaced on five separate occasions. They refuse to mature. They simply stop doing what they are supposed to be doing.

    Now, what you are doing just now is the right thing to do to mature. Hopefully, the young atmosphere will enable the fossilised system to rejuvenate and then gradually mature.

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    1. We'll see, LOL!!!! I am enjoying being here and that is enough.

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