This may not pertain
to all of you yet but it will to all someday. It sure is a
great read and hope you enjoy. At my age this one sure hits
You know, time has a
way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the
It seems just
yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my
new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons
ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I
lived them all...
And I have glimpses of
how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams... But,
here it is...the winter of my life and it catches me by
How did I get here so
fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And
where did my youth go?
I remember well...
seeing older people through the years and thinking that
those older people were years away from me and that winter
was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully
what it would be like...
But, here it is...wife
retired and she's really getting gray...she moves slower and
I see an older woman now. She's in better shape than me...
but, I see the great change... Not the one I married who was
young and vibrant... but, like me, her age is beginning to
show and we are now those older folks that we used to see
and never thought we would be.
Each day now, I find
that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And
taking a nap is not a treat anymore...it's mandatory!
Because if I don't on my own free will...I just fall asleep
where I sit!
And so, now I enter
into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches
and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do
But, at least I know,
that though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long
it will last...This I know, that when it's over...its
over....Yes , I have regrets .There are things I wish I
hadn't done ,,,,,things I should have done. But indeed,
there are many things I'm happy to have done, its all in a
So, if you're not in
your winter yet...let me remind you, that it will be here
faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to
accomplish in your life please do it quickly!
Life goes by quickly.
So, do what you can today, because you can never be sure
whether this is your winter or not!
You have no promise
that you will see all the seasons of your life...so, live
for good today and say all the things that you want your
loved ones to remember..."Life is a gift to you. The way you
live your life is your gift to those who came after. Make it
a fantastic one."
LIVE IT WELL!!