What do you think is the ideal age to be?
I can honestly say I have never thought about this. Ever. In fact, I am not even sure I have an answer on this one. Each age has it's beauty and it's drawbacks. I love the innocence and excitement of toddlers, the growing wisdom of elementary aged children. I enjoy seeing junior high students balancing wanting to play like children while trying to be more grown up. The critical thinking of highschoolers as well as their ease into independence is just fun to see. The 20s is a decade of change and growth and figuring out what to do with life (and maybe marriage and starting a family). As a girl in my 30s, I have found myself more grounded and more confident in who I am. I realize I love where I have been, where I am at, and where I am going. I see those in their 40s and find them even more confident, more grounded. The 50s seem to be a peaceful time and for married couples to focus more on one another again since children are usually out of the house. The 60s are where my parents are and they are healthy and fit, and ornery as ever. They run around and play with their grandkids, are involved in their church, and just don't take a whole lot too seriously. I love the wisdom of generations before me. The fact they think, deeply, before they speak, and usually it is to help a conversation or share their own story rather than to just fill the silence.
As with most things in life, I think age is what you make it. It's a number that tells me how long I have been on this earth, but it is not one that freaks me out, causes me distress, or worries me. God knows the number of my days, the number of years I will be here. Me? I am just going to enjoy them.
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