It is amusing that people try to dictate when people should revert to rocking in the good old rocking chair. Don’t get me wrong, I love rocking chairs. There is something about rocking in a chair that reminds me of the comfort of home. But saying that I was recently asked by someone who I considered to be a good friend when I was gonna sit down.
I didn’t answer, but it was a question for thought. She said that it seemed that I was always on the go, always doing something, and even when I was just at home, it seemed that I was busy even if I was doing basically nothing.
Then it hit me, this person was one who loved to talk about age. You know the person that loves to tell you how old they are, and the things they can’t do anymore. Why is it that we are constantly telling others and most importantly ourselves what we can’t do anymore? Most children think they can do just about anything, it is only as we age that we embrace what we can’t do. My grandson recently attempted a gymnastics routine as I call it where you slide down the slide, propel yourself up and catch the monkey bars. He did catch the monkey bars, but as the broken arm will attest he let go.
Even with the broken arm, he has decided that he is not to young/old to attempt this feat. He goes go school, tutoring, plays sports, participates in worship at church, has play dates, studies, and so much more. He knows exactly what has to be done, and those that he and his parents consider to be of less importance.
I say all of this just to say when he gets tired, and believe it or not he does get tired–he sits down for a rest. But guess what, when he regains his strength, he is on the go again. I know, I know you will probably say that he is all of nine years of age. But it should be the same for any age.
For once I am taking Honey’s Baby’s lead (that’s my name for him). When I get tired, I’ll sit down and rest for a while then get up again. My mother always told me that one day I might not be able to do the things I want to do so go for it. I am also taking her advice. So when I can’t any more, I will have great memories to bore my grandchildren with. They will see that Honey had a ball even when she sat down and rocked.
Remember “thisisyourbestyear”. You will know when it is time to sit down and rest.