The title of this piece came from my buddy Jim Graham of Atlanta in a recent email. We’re close to the same age and appreciate so many of the same things–our Lord, our families, our country, our friends, and retirement living. We both love stimulating conversation, to spend an evening with a good book, to take a walk in the park as the sun is setting, and to listen to a good symphony or the harmony of the Everly Brothers.
Jim and I are both enjoying our Autumns.
Everyone knows about autumn as a time of the year. And who doesn’t love that?
Many people agree with Jim and me that autumn is also the best time of life. Consider some ways in which these days–Jim and I are in our early to mid 70s, just spring chickens!–are the very best….
1) We don’t have to go to work. (I am well aware that many seniors do have to work because of a thousand factors, and my heart goes out to them. But most people our ages are fully retired, and if they work, it’s only to do what they love.)
And yes, I am working. I preach every opportunity I get, blog every day, sketch at events to which I’m invited, do a cartoon each weekday for the Baptist Press, and such. But these are labors of pure love.