Wednesday, November 6, 2013

At Any Age Stay Young At Heart


We all know the phrase "Young At Heart", there was a hit song of the same title. Frank Sinatra and Jimmy Durante had hit singles of that song. While Sinatra" rendition was a mega hit Durante's lives on longer being accepted by the listener as a truly masterful interpretation by an understanding performer. Durante's gravely voice actually brought out he meaning of the song better than Sinatra's smooth rendition because here was an old timer speaking of what he knew and it wasn't just connected with romance.

Some two thousand years earlier a young fellow named Jesus said the same thing when he instructed his close friends that in order to enter the kingdom of heaven they would have to become "childlike". He didn't say childish which can be annoying and irritable. He meant like a child's awe and wonder of all things around him like the trees, the stars, the wish to laugh, be happy and the trust that those who loved would always love and care for one another.

Being "Young At Heart", "Childlike", means having hope that what will be will be better than what was no matter how good or bad the situation might be. Sometimes we might forget that smiling is healthier than frowning and that depression kills while hope, trust and love uplifts and makes everything around us so much better. The sun is brighter, the music is even more pleasurable and uplifting in it's sound and we can accomplish things thought impossible because we had dreams and lived our desires.

To Hope is to expect things might get better. To Trust is to know things will be better….
It can happen to you
If youre young at heart.
For its hard, you will find,
To be narrow of mind
If youre young at heart.
You can go to extremes
With impossible schemes;
You can laugh when your dreams
Fall apart at the seams;
And life becomes exciting with each passing day,
And love is either in your heart… or on its way.
Dont you know that its worth
Every treasure on earth
To be young at heart?
For, as rich as you are,
Its much better by far
To be young at heart.
And, if you should survive
To a hundred and five,
Look at all youll derive
Just by being alive!
Now, here is the best part:
You have a head start
If you are amongst the very young…
At heart.
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