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.