For most of my life, I could take smart remarks and put-downs. And then, and then I heard it; the life killing, snide descriptive, cutting words from some evil word crafter, who has no respect for man or beast:
"Larry's getting all wrinkled up." To which another remarked, "Yes, yes, he is, and he is as bald as a turkey buzzard."
I took encouragement from a person who was a childhood hero and still is one in my dotage:
"Age wrinkles the body. Quitting wrinkles the soul." General Douglas MacArthur.
The General gave one of the best speeches in history to an assembly at West Point when he received the Sylvanus Thayer Award for outstanding service to the nation. He was 82. He spoke for 34 minutes with no notes or PowerPoint and held the crowd spellbound. It's called Duty, Honor, Country. Every American should hear this speech.
Courtesy of Berean Baptist Church of Terre Haute.
Make today count.
"You may determine the quality of a person's life by the level of their commitment to excellence." Tom Landry