Our lifetime passes quickly so we need the kind of attitude that the poet Robert Browning displayed when he wrote, “Grow old along with me! The best is yet to be, the last of life, for which the first was made.”  Browning was saying that life is cumulative and each of our days is a foundation for tomorrow.  Psalm 90-12 says, “Teach us to number our days that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”

The interesting thing about the aging process is that each of us faces the same inescapable prospect, yet we all handle it differently. It all depends on our perspective. For us to use our days properly, we need to develop a positive mental outlook on the passage of time.



Fill up each hour with what will last,

Buy up the moments as they go,

The life above, when this is past,

Is the ripe fruit of life below      JD Bonar