Growing Younger

By Joseph J. Mazzella • April 20, 2020

I was about to shave this morning when I caught my reflection in the mirror. There was no doubt about it. My body was growing older. My formerly thick hair which used to be brown with a touch of gray was now gray with a touch of brown. It was hard to see on top too with so little of it left there. My forehead wrinkles had become permanent and when I smiled a hundred more curled up around my eyes and mouth. I thought about letting my beard grow for a second but didn’t really want to look like Santa Claus. When I stepped back I could see I had gotten chunkier as well because while my metabolism had slowed my eating hadn’t. My muscles also tended to be achier and my body creakier. And the file clerk in my mind seemed to be misplacing things a lot more often. I was even thinking of writing stuff down more so I could remember what I came into a room for. In spite of it all, though, when I looked in the mirror again I caught a sparkle in my eyes. I smiled and felt a joy in my heart. I knew that no matter what my reflection looked like, my soul was forever young.

The truth is while I have been steadily growing older on the outside I have for a while now been growing younger on the inside. I can remember how serious, stressed, and worried I was in my twenties and thirties. I often felt like the weight of the world was on my shoulders. Now at fifty three my heart feels lighter and my days look brighter. I feel like a true “Child” of God free to laugh, to sing, to dance, to love, and to help others do the same. I worry less and smile more. I have a lot more faith and a lot less fear. I let my love lead me and face the pains and problems of this world with the loving-kindness of the next.

In the end all of our bodies will wear out and die, but WE won’t. Our young souls will go on forever. Spend your days growing younger then. Let the child within you live and love.

PREVIOUS STORY NEXT STORY SHARE YOUR STORY

Click Here For The Most Popular On Sunny Skyz

feel good videoMeet The Dog Who Loves Watching Horse Races

feel good stories'A Very Magical Experience': Homeowner Finds Abandoned Fox Cub In Backyard

feel good storiesWhen To Use (And Avoid) Your Car's Air Recirculation Button

feel good storiesMeet Kevin, The World's Tallest Dog

feel good storiesElephants Call Each Other By Name: A Fascinating Discovery

feel good storiesPolice Pursue Pickles The Perambulating Piglet

feel good videoDog Feels Baby Kicks For The First Time And Cries

feel good videoThe Funniest Bouquet Toss I've Ever Seen

feel good videoClassy Women Vs. Fart Machine

feel good videoRed Hot Ball Experiment: Aloe Vera Gel Vs. Mayonnaise

feel good videoWoman's Magical Quick Change Act Stuns The Judges