Youth is a time of life;
It is a state of mind.
Nobody grows old by merely living a
number of years;
People grow old by losing their ideals.
You are as young as your hope,
As old as your doubt;
As young as your self-confidence.
As old as your fear.
In the central place of your heart is a
So long as it receives the messages of
hope, beauty, courage, cheer,
And the love of God and your fellow
You are young.
Joan Pinkerton Chalmers