From the time we take our first breath we are in the process of aging. How long we age and what we do during those years determines how content we are with our lives.

SAGING INTERNATIONAL defines sage-ing as “…a way of living the second half of our lives that is joyful, fulfilling, and meaningful…involves personal and spiritual growth, making deeper connections with our friends and family, developing new passions, and giving back through service to others.

My grandmother lived her 92 years as a sage. She never stopped pursuing knowledge about spirituality, history, and cultural customs to better understand the world she lived in. She shared what she learned with small groups at her church and in the community.

I believe it was Mark Twain who said that we are only as old as we think we are if we did not know how old we are. And Satchel Page said, “How old would you be if you did not know how old you are?”

A Chinese doctor I went to for many years always asked, “How young are you?” no how old.

The theologian, A. R Bernard, wrote “Life is God’s gift to us. What we do with it is our gift to God.”

Take a few moments to ponder these quotes about old age:

"Let us never know what old age is. Let us know the happiness time brings, not count the years."   (Ausonius)

"Old age: the crown of life, our play's last act." (Marcus Tullius Cicero)

"Live your life, and forget your age." (Norman Vincent Peale)


Thank you for reading this blog. It shows you are a wise person.

15 thoughts on “AGE-ING OR SAGE-ING?

  1. I love the idea of saging. I forget my age often, except for the milestone years. Just being what we are and offering our wisdom is such a gift. I love the added quotes and had to smile about wisdom having weight…lol


    1. A sage is more healthy, happier, and has more peace. I believe we should all focus on that rather than the chronological years we live. Thank you for sharing your thoughts, Staci.


  2. LOL. You can’t beat Maxine.
    I never heard of Saging before, but it makes a lot of sense. I’m definitely one who is saging as I go. Hopefully, I’ll never stop!


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