Exactly! What on earth does "acting one's age" even truly mean. After all, you're only as old as you feel.
And I saw on the news the other day that having an attitude that you are old, that you "can't" do certain things any more can actually "age" your body!
Think of some of the oldest people you know. Most of them either still are physically active or were just as long as their bodies could go. And many have stayed mentally active by enjoying things that stimulate their brains.
The other evening I was playing cards with my girls and I told them I never want to be in any home, be it theirs or some facility, if someone is going to try to restrict me in what I can or can't do or tell me what I can and can't have. I'd rather live on my own no matter how well I managed or didn't.
The other day I took a test on the website of my health insurance. According to the results, my current life expectancy is into my early to mid 70's. My doctor says it is reasonable now to aim for a life expectancy of 90. While 90 would be awesome, if I made it to 74 I'd be thrilled. I would have outlived both my parents by 10+ years. I'd see Baby Ruth grow up. I could expect to see Bug grow up, get married and have enough time with her kids for them to have clear memories of me. That would be enough to satisfy me. And that would be more time with me for my children than I ever had with my parent's -- 25 years more for Bubba and 15 years more for Bug.
But the bottom line, pure and simple, is that my life is in God's hands...not mine or any doctor's. I might be on my way before this year is out, or I may end up being some 120+ year old woman everyone is amazed is still going. Either way, knowing I'm in His hands is the best thing I do know. Do you?