“To experience 80 years and rejoice in each new day is his singular joy,” writes syndicated columnist Christina Capecchi about her grandfather, an artist who recovered from a heart attack at age 70 and thereafter, continued learning and growing. At age 73, he taught himself to play clarinet and is now writing a book called Life Begins at 70.
While she was hosting a fun-filled but hectic Christmas party, Capecchi was called aside by her grandfather. “Look, what do you see?” he asked, encouraging her to pause and appreciate the bustling scene. “You see love,” he said.
Enjoy the extraordinary ordinary moments of your life.
Rise before the aged, and defer to the old.
May we find time today, Jesus, to notice life’s small gifts.