AND THEN IT IS WINTER
Time has a way of moving quicly and catching you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate.
Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.
I know I lived them all. I have glimpses of how it was back then with all
my hopes and dreams.
But, here it is… the winter of life and it catches me by surprise…How did
I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go?
I remember seeing older people through the years and thinking that those
years were far away from me and that winter was so long off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it
would be like.
But, here it is…my friends are retired and getting grey…they move slower
and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than I… but, I see the great change…
Not like the ones that I remember when we were young and vibrant…but,
like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought
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 that I wish I had done but never did!
But, at least I know, that though the winter has come––and I’m
not sure how long it will last––I know, that when it’s over on this earth…its over. A new adventure
Yes, I have regrets, but very, very few. There are a few things I wish I hadn’t
done…and of course things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done.
It’s all in a lifetime.
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! Don’t
put things off too long!
Do what you can today, as 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…live for today and say all the things
that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that
you have done for them in all the years past!
“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.
LIVE IT WELL!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY !