Licky The Lizard

In Licky The Lizard, author Melissa Henderson offers parents, teachers, grandparents, and educators a tale that teaches young children a simple, yet important message: There is no need to fear any of God's creatures because we are all created by Him - He Loves us all.

Licky The Lizard

"Age is just a number…… "

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Recently,  as Alan and I were walking to the entrance of the grocery store,  we noticed the familiar red  bucket and person ringing the bell, at the front of the store. As I have written in a previous blog post, we always hold hands, so as Alan took his other hand and reached in his pocket to get out a donation for the red bucket… IT happened.
As Alan dropped the donation into the red bucket, the nice man looked at us and said, “You two are the second elderly couple that I have seen holding hands today.”
Shocked, we looked at each other, stopped in our steps and said, “How old do you think we are?” Good thing we have a sense of humor. You see, I am 56 and Alan is 58. Not elderly.
The man looked so embarrassed and really didn’t know what to say. We laughed and he laughed. Of course, we had to keep chatting about the incident.
We are blessed to remember that “age is just a number”.  So, if you see us and you think we are older, that is okay. Our hair is thinning and gray.
Yet, even if we look older, we will always be kids at heart. Kids who love to laugh at the simplest joys in life and find pleasure in simple everyday blessings from God.
Blessings of laughter, holding hands, meeting people in the parking lot at the grocery store, and things like me asking “Where are my reading glasses?” and realizing they are on the top of my head. Yes, the simple things in life.
It’s Always A Story with the Henderson’s
Have a blessed day and find something to laugh about,
Mimi

7 Comments
  • Jill Weatherholt
    Posted at 17:47h, 06 December Reply

    Oh, that poor man was probably mortified. You’re right, Mimi, age is only a number. I feel better at 51 years old than I did in my early 20’s and 30’s when I was dealing with health issues. Any day we’re able to get out of bed and walk across the room…we’re young! Enjoy your day!

  • Patti Pierce
    Posted at 18:03h, 06 December Reply

    You are so true that age is only a number!

  • Edward Arrington
    Posted at 02:38h, 07 December Reply

    I’m with you guys. I’m 70, but I don’t consider myself elderly.

  • Misty Meadows Homestead
    Posted at 18:31h, 09 December Reply

    Oh dear! This is kind of funny… Mr. Misty often gets confused for being Misty Nana’s husband… Oops! He’s getting gray, she looks pretty good for 70, but I would never confuse it. LOL. By the way, thanks for stopping by our blog today, it was great to see you!

  • Margarita
    Posted at 09:57h, 13 February Reply

    Doing might enough tto ift yourr puulse rate a little.
    Use Smaller Plates – It might sound crazy,but eating off large plates sometimes leaves you with food you never really want.
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  • Gail Johnson
    Posted at 15:13h, 18 February Reply

  • Kristi Ann
    Posted at 19:25h, 04 April Reply

    Have ye all heard this Saying: “Age is mind of matter, if you don’t mind it don’t matter!! Tee hee 😀
    GOD Bless All my Sisters and Brothers in Christ Jesus-Yeshua and Your Families and Friends!!
    Love <3 Always and Shalom ( Peace ), YSIC \o/
    Kristi Ann

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