Hi, I’m Jim. Welcome to Agers Anonymous.
This is my brand-new support group, based on my brand-new book, If You’re Not Dead, You’re Not Done. I’m so glad you’ve joined us.
With ten thousand of us turning sixty-five each day, there’s definitely a need for this group. Here’s how to join the fun:
• Watch my two-minute stand up comedy based on the book. (I used it to audition for “America’s Got Talent” and got a callback, so we’ll see if I make it to the televised competition.)
• For the latest cartoons, memes and free excerpts, visit my Facebook page.
• If you’d like me to speak at your church, conference, or convenience store grand opening, I’d love to share this hope and humor for seniors. Email me at firstname.lastname@example.org!
• But wait, there’s more! Here are the ten characteristics that I believe are essential for living a life of passion, purpose and pizzaz:
We admitted we were powerless over aches and pains, weaknesses, memory issues, and all the other consequences of aging that had become unmanageable.
Made a decision to no longer live in the past, but to live fully in the present as we anticipate a brighter future.
Humbly turned our aging minds, bodies, and souls over to the care of God and now can fearlessly face each new day.
Continued to explore this amazing, miraculous world that God has created, knowing that our minds can stay young by learning new things.
Faith, hope, and love
Sought through Bible study, prayer, and fellowship with others to improve our conscious contact with God.
Made a list of all persons we had harmed and those we have held grudges against, and became willing to make amends with anyone we called “an old fart.”
Were entirely ready to have God remove all our wrong attitudes toward aging and replace them with thanksgiving for his loving care over us.
Humbly asked God to remove our complaining and to replace with things for which we can experience His joy.
Made a willful, deliberate decision to turn negative thinking about aging into positive thoughts based on God’s love and promise for his “good, pleasing, and perfect will.”
Having had a spiritual awakening and experienced God’s power, we tried to live out these characteristics each day of our lives.
Text copyright © 2020 James N. Watkins. Cartoons throughout book, copyright &$169; Johnny Hawkins.