Some thoughts on aging

Adapted from an article published in The Christian Science Monitor, October 28, 2016.

Several times a week I play tennis with a woman who by her own admission is 86. On a regular basis she beats the rest of us including those half her age. We joke about it but are inspired by her achievement and have quizzed her on it.

In her youth she played at a national competitive level, and she still does amazing damage with her strategy and impressive placement of the ball. She’s the first to admit that it’s all about a mental and not a physical state. She attributes her ability to play at the level she does to her continuing love of the game and the people she’s with.

I feel the same enthusiasm in my practice of Christian Science. Since it was presented to me sixty years ago I’ve never awakened a single morning without thinking: “Wow! Another day to do it.” By “doing it” I mean using each day as an opportunity to grow in my spiritual understanding of God.

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