Grace and zeal
- I believe the older we get, the better we get.
- I believe in the words of Joel Osteen, Senior Pastor of Lakewood Church in Houston, Texas, “our best days are still out in front of us.”
- I believe as we age, we owe it to ourselves and our love ones to take care of ourselves to the best of our abilities with healthy food, adequate exercise and a proper amount of sleep.
- I believe it is important for us to be life long learners where we challenge our minds and our bodies to learn, think and move in new ways.
- I believe as we age, we become more mindful, more grateful and more peaceful which gives us the zeal and grace to wake up each day with joyful anticipation
“I fairly sizzle with zeal, energy and enthusiasm and spring forth with a mighty faith to do what is before me to do today.”
Charles Fillmore, Unity Co-founder, age 93
“I believe that each of us comes from the Creator trailing wisps of glory. So, at this wonderful young age of 65, I don’t know yet what the Lord has for me to do. I try to live up to the energy and to the calling, but I wouldn’t dare say I have even scratched the surface yet.
Maya Angelou, age 65
“Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made. Our times are in his hand who saith, ‘A whole I planned, youth shows but half; Trust God: See all, nor be afraid!”
Robert Browning, age 52 ( written after the death of his wife, Elizabeth Browning)
“Let us forget the idea of growing old and commence to really live…We should not let inactive ideas clog the mind, but let new, creative, life-giving ideas express themselves in and through us.”
May Rowland, Director of Silent Unity, 1916 – 1971