A 7-year-old girl was sitting on her grandmother’s lap. As the little girl moved her hand across the older woman’s face, Grandma said, “Those are my wrinkles. They mean that I’m getting older.” The little girl looked up and asked, “Grandma, do wrinkles hurt?”
The child was asking not just about wrinkles but what is it like to get older. The answer to that question depends on one’s faith and attitude. Some of the happiest people in the world are over 65. They age gracefully, accepting the trade-offs. They keep growing, stretching their minds, trying new things. And they have a faith that tells them that something wonderful will be on the other side of death.
Do you have any wrinkles yet? If your head and heart are right, your wrinkles won’t hurt at all!