Young - having the appearance, freshness or vigor of youth.
26. She openeth her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.
In the New Testament of the Bible, Matthew 15:11, Jesus said, "Not that which goeth into the mouth defileth a man; but that which cometh out of the mouth, this defileth a man." If I were to spend years eating unhealthy foods and consuming unhealthy amounts of alcohol and tobacco, well...that's going to take a toll on my physical well-being. But if I gossip or criticize unfairly or speak unkindly, that will rot me from the inside out and make me old before my time.
30. Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.
The poet Samuel Ullman wrote in his poem "Youth" that "Nobody grows old merely by a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals." When I started college, I was a musical theatre major. For various reasons, I gave up my dream and in my sophomore year, I switched to "business". I gave up on my dream, and in the ensuing years, my soul aged exponentially more than my body. Ten years later, I had the opportunity to return to theatre, and I took it. Life became new and my heart re-opened to the spiritual. I became 'young' again.
What keeps you 'young' and excited about life?
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