A few weeks ago I stood in line at Starbucks to order my favorite latte. I pulled out my phone, scanned the Starbucks app to pay and that was that.
As I turned a young man behind me exclaimed. “You have a Starbucks app? I don’t even have one.”
I felt like a creature from another planet. I thought for a moment and then smiled and replied, “Yes. It’s so convenient. You ought to give it a try.”
“Maybe I will,” he remarked to his buddy standing next to him.
A few minutes later I heard my name, picked up my cup, and off I went. Chalk one up for this old gal, I crowed silently. It was one of those moments when you realize that gettin’ old ain’t so bad! I don’t know much about rap and rock as my ‘grands’ will tell you, but I know a thing or two about Macs, smart phones, Facebook, Instagram, WordFeud, and the Starbucks app!
I am committed to growing older with grace, gratitude, and grit. In fact, I wrote a book on the topic, The Beauty of Aging, so when I am faced with people who are surprised that I know a thing or two about more than a thing or two, why I just smile and whisper a prayer of thanks for the wisdom God grants us as our hair turns white.
They will still yield fruit in old age; They shall be full of sap and very green. Psalm 92:14