More 70th birthdays

My friend, Chuck, whom I’ve known since 6th grade said, “I’m still trying to align my age with my mind,” on the occasion of his 70th birthday this week. My sister-in-law, who also turned 70 this week, said she was really feeling her age.

I can relate to both views. Most days my mind tells me I can’t be nearing 70 — no way do I look or feel that age. Other days, I just want to lay down and sleep for hours and otherwise let it all hang out.

Maybe the only way to get around both thoughts is to just live in the here and now and not worry about how I look or how old I feel. Sure, this is an old tried and true attitude. But, with what little time I have left, it’s the right choice.

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