Tuesday, March 23, 2021

Age Is Just A Number

I've made the comment more than once: age is like a roll of toilet paper--the closer to the end, the faster it seems to go.

Yesterday, a blog that I follow talked about "age is just a number." I sagely nodded my head (yesterday, I could node sagely), and found this comment at the end: "... inspired by a comment on our agency’s blog in 2012 by accomplished author Dr. Richard Mabry who stated, “Age is just a number.” Thank you for the inspiration, Doc." Wow. I didn't recall making the comment, but I've said the same thing lots of time...age is just a number.

 I've done lots of things in my life, both in my first profession (medicine) and my second (writing). I've sometimes wondered how I'll be remembered. And I've always come up with this: I'd like to be remembered, as was my father, as a man whose word was good, who never let up on giving his best. If that was how I was remembered (and I hope it's a long way off), I'll be satisfied.

How about you?


Patricia Bradley said...

I'd like to be remembered the same way, Richard. My granddaughter once said to me that I never said anything bad about anyone else. It really touched me that she'd noticed...I must have been really careful around her. lol But I don't generally say anything negative about people--maybe because I'd rather talk about things instead of people. lol

Priscilla Bettis said...

I'd like to be remembered as a woman of faith, creative, smart, reliable . . . you know, all the good stuff.:-)

Richard Mabry said...

Patrica and Priscilla, you're focussed on the good things, and I suspect you'll both be remembered properly--in many, many years, that is.