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!!!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'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, 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."


~Author Unknown~

The item to read was sent to us by Nevada Smith

Music selections:
The shadow of your smile -- George Shearing
Funiculi Funicula -- Mario Lanza.

This picture of Mt. Katahdin, Maine
Photography by Haze.