What I am learning in my late 60s about growing older:
Aging is an unavoidable slide into more and more imperfect functioning.
Aging requires us to let go of imperfect function and go on with living.
We must forgive imperfection—and go on.
Go on seeking Christ and His Spirit.
Whether imperfect functioning comes because of age or long before, it’s wise to accept it.
When I was young I could not—would not—forgive myself for my imperfections.
As I age, I have no choice.
Today, I am grateful for the freedom from judgment aging brings.
Ruth Bure says
Thank you. This was such an important reminder. There is a balancing act to be found between progression and improvement vs being much harder on ourselves than Father has ever or would ever be. I needed to remember this today.
Ruth, Thanks for your sharing! It is so important for me to remember, always, that as paradoxical as it sounds it is the adversary who is the source of the shaming, impatient demands for perfection I so often feel tempted to heap on myself or others. And meanwhile, it is Heavenly Father and the Savior whose influence is tender and even humble in Their patience with me as a child. (I love D&C 50:40-42.) Thanks again! CH