Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul. - Samuel Ullman
Every so often I get a notification from Facebook about friends' birthdays. This week there are five, so this quote jumped out at me this morning.
Samuel Ullman was a German born poet, businessman and humanitarian who immigrated the United States at a young age to escape discrimination. He was best known for his poem entitled "Youth", which was said to be a favorite of General Douglas MacArthur.
Age isn't so much a number as state of mind. We may gain knowledge, wisdom and experience over the years, but we can maintain a youthful mind by staying true to ourselves. Live life to the fullest and keep your soul wrinkle-free.