My mom and dad used to chuckle as they grew older, at the comments they USED to hear, when they were young ...
"she is good looking!"
... and later those same people would say...
"She's looking good." Somewhere along the way, it became less about good looks and more about still being there!
I coud see the 'young me' in this picture, but it took awhile to see the 'old me'. Have you spotted her?
When I see someone I knew many years ago, I am still shocked at how old they look! At my dad's memorial service, our family saw an old friend my hubby and I knew when we were dating... my hubby said "I used to know your son!" We all had a good laugh, but isn't it true... when you are young, you think you will be young forever!
I find myself smiling at the same comments now... I still love to hear 'she's good looking', but I'm pretty sure I'm beginning to listen for the quiet comment in the background that says ... 'she's looking good'.
These are the years we are given, and making them count is more important than ever.
This verse comes to my mind a lot these days...
"Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom." (Ps.90:12 NIV)
(optical illusion courtesy of Google)