Men usually quit growing by age 18, women a little earlier. And we know that people tend to shrink with age. But did you know we shrink throughout each day? You are your tallest first thing each morning. According to Jamaica Hospital Medical Center, this may be due to gravity compressing cartilage in our spines and in other parts of our bodies, such as our knees when we stand up or sit down throughout the day.
Standing tall is a metaphor on life. Solomon wrote, “The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them” (Proverbs 11:3).
We are tallest when we stand upright.
But we all endure setbacks in life. Remember, it’s about progress, not perfection. I agree with Israelmore Ayivor wrote: “Grow taller than your failures.”
Recovery Step: Are you ready to stand tall? The good news is, you never have to stop growing.