It’s funny how on your journey through your twenties, you always think “Oh man, I can’t believe I’m going to be thirty. I’m getting so OLDDDDD…’
And once you hit thirty, you exclaim ‘Am I an adult now? I’m not a kid anymore… I’m so old. I’m expected to be mature.’
And then, once you’re in your thirties, and especially your later thirties, you try to hide your age because you feel like you’re so old since you aren’t in your twenties anymore. Even the clothing store ‘Forever 21’ reminds us of this every day.
But on my way to work today, I was in a taxi with my coworkers, and we made a remark about how beautiful the beaded gems were that were hanging from our driver’s rearview mirror. We told him how much we liked them.
He thanked us. Then he said that the gems were memorials for his sister and his best friend who had both died tragically of cancer in their thirties.
A heavy moment of sadness hung in the air. We were silent. We stopped complaining about how we had to work long hours. We stopped complaining about the cold. We definitely weren’t complaining about how old we were in our thirties.
All we could think was ‘they were so young.’
I realize I take so much for granted. I remember the story of Brittany Maynard, who died at 29 of a terrible disease. I start to grasp what a gift it is to live to 30. Even when things seem terrible, I have to recognize how amazing it is to simply still be alive.
Such a great post! I know I am think I am “old” all the time being in my 30’s but life is so short and we really aren’t that old at all.
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Nah, you’re not old, Laura not old even me I hit 39 years old but I believe that age is just a number 🙂 I do following Laura and I like her posts and her ideas even I like her a lot and I wish that one day we can talk in the real life and discuss lot of things!
Thanks so much! I really appreciate your kind words. Thanks for reading!
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It’s always pleasure Laura I really following you because I like the topics you writing and it’s clear to anyone reading what you have written that you are blessed and you have gift from the Lord, thank you because i’m learning from you 🙂 .