This past weekend marked a momentous event. My mother-in-law (who I must add is an extraordinary woman) turned an age that ends with a 0 and starts with a 6. (No, not 600.)
We had a great celebration. My wife's grandparents came to town and we celebrated my mother-in-law's amazing life, generosity, and ever increasing wisdom. We watched a slide show that included embarrassing pictures of my wife in middle school, so that was a blast. (Imagine my wife now punching me in the arm.) And we reflected on getting older.
My mother-in-law has aged gracefully. She has continued to learn. She challenges herself daily to help others and to live an outstanding life. She is well poised to enjoy great years going forward.
However, aging well is not a given. Some things age well and others don't. Cheese ages well. A fine wine only gets better with time. A painting by Picasso or Monet only gets more valuable with each passing year.
Contrast these items with things that DO NOT age well:
Milk left on the counter
Popcorn left out all night
Meat that is not refrigerated
Real estate listing
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