Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Dollars Are Not the Only Thing Devalued

I went to the movies yesterday. I'm glad I have only one grandson here. I would have had to take out a loan to pay for tickets and food. I think I'm going to have to find a cheaper diversion for the grand kids. Especially when I have three at a time!

I need a job to help pay for all those movie tickets. What kind of job could I get? There is such a thing as age discrimination, you know. I'm referring to anyone over fifty! Those of you pushing eighty, forget it.

It shouldn't seem strange to me. I can remember thinking people who were thirty were ancient! Oh, to be thirty again. Of course, I would want it coupled with the wisdom (yes, even I have gained wisdom) I've acquired over these many years. Combine youth and wisdom and who knows what I could do!

There are a few good things about getting older. And, I do mean a few! You get discounts at fast food places. Since I eat there so much, I save quite a little bundle each year. Even stores have a senior day where you get a certain percent off what you purchase. Trouble is, by the time you get old enough to use the discounts, your social security check isn't big enough for you to buy anything!

Society devalues people as they get older. God does not. Listen to what he says.

"Even to your old age and gray hairs I am he who sustains you." Isaiah 46:4a

Praise the Lord!

Thankful for a heavenly Father who values me at any age, Gloria

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