!!!You are so young and alive and then it's winter before you know it!!!
REFLECTIONS: You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life.
And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all theyears 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 isÖ the winter of my life and it catches me by
surprise...How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my
children go? 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 my 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 getting
gray...she moves slower and I see an older woman now. 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'd 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! Cause 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 things.
But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, I'm not sure how long it will last.
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.
Itís all in a lifetime...
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 come after.
Make it a fantastic one -- listen until the music ends."
LIVE IT WELL!!