Love is something that should be with us every day of the year, whether you married, divorced, widowed, or single. It is a need that we have as humans. We are not made to be alone, isolated, or without love. There are many types of love and they each fill a specific need. Love is not contingent on possessions or circumstances. Love is a choice. Sometimes, we can choose to love or we can choose not to love. Sometimes, we have no choice, we find that we love someone without choosing. For example, love we have for a grandchild, a child, a parent, your dog or cat, your best friend, even yourself.
Here are some thoughts from others
to lift you up:
"To resist the frigidity of old age,
one must combine the body, the mind, and the heart.
And to keep these in parallel vigor one must exercise, study,
British Television Dramatist, Age 70
"I think women should start to embrace their age.
What's the alternative to getting older? You die.
I can't change the day I was born.
But I can take care of my skin, my body, my mind,
and try to live my life and be happy."
American Actress, Comedian, Author, Model, Television Personality
Age 36 (Young, but wise)
"A diplomat is a man who always remembers a woman's birthday
but never remembers her age."
"Age does not protect you from love.
But love, to some extent,
protects you from age."
Writer of novels, short stories, and erotica
So, we can see that some people believe that love will keep us young. I am one of those who believes this. I believe that once we stop loving, we stop living. I have seen many older adults become bitter and selfish because they gave up on love. Some gave up on love because they felt old and others because they could never move on after a loss. I also believe that whatever the reason, if we maintain love in our lives, we will be happier and happier people seem to live longer and healthier.
We should always choose love.
whatsoever things are true,
whatsoever things are honest,
whatsoever things are just,
whatsoever things are pure,
whatsoever things are lovely,
whatsoever things are of good report;
if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise,
think on these things."
Philippians 4:8 KJV
think on good things,
find love in your life,
live love everyday of your life,
and don't let fear of growing old put limitations on your love.
Are you in love? Have you lost a love? Do you hide from love thinking you are too old? Do you think on things positive in your life or the negative? And lastly, do you consider yourself happy and loved?