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A Reflection on Ageing

A weekend reflection I penned as I think back… and I hope to remind myself when I’m about to reach the last phase of life…

Life is a journey that we all must take, and part of that journey involves growing old and eventually passing on. It's natural to get caught up in the day-to-day hustle and forget about the bigger picture, but time is limited, and we must treasure the time we have left and the people we love who are still around.

Our parents take care of us when we are young, but as they age, it becomes our turn to care for them. We must recognize this transition and be prepared to handle it, whether it's helping with daily tasks or making difficult medical decisions. It's also important to take care of our own physical, mental, and emotional well-being as we age.

One of the most important ways we can do this is by cultivating meaningful relationships with our loved ones. Spending time with the people we care about and creating memories that we will cherish for a lifetime is crucial. This means making time for our loved ones, prioritizing them over less essential activities, and being present during the time we spend together.

We can also help our loved ones understand the importance of this by modeling this behavior ourselves and having open and honest conversations. By expressing our feelings and sharing our perspectives, we can help our loved ones understand how much they mean to us and the impact they have on our lives.

Ultimately, aging and death are inevitable, but we can approach them with grace, dignity, and acceptance by treasuring the time we have left and the people we love. By embracing the present moment and focusing on what really matters, we can ensure that we finish the race well and leave a legacy that we can be proud of.


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