One of the things that I have found out from the Blog and my email friends, is that there is a wealth of information, humour, philosophy, and so much more that we all want to share with our friends. I got the following piece from a friend in our community, and upon reading it, I knew it had to be shared with my Blog world. It is quite thought provoking. Read on.
AND THEN IT IS WINTER
You know, time has a way of moving quickly 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 that I lived them all.
I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.
But, here it is:
The ‘ back nine’ 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 youth go?
I remember vividly seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that ‘I was only on the first hole’ and the ‘back nine’ was so far 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 me, but I see the great change. Not like the ones that I remember who 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 we’d become.
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 I’m on the ‘ back nine’ and I’m not sure how long it will last, this I know for sure, that when it’s over on this earth . . . it’s over. A new adventure will begin!
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. It’s all in a lifetime.
So, if you’re not on the ‘ back nine’ 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! Life goes by quickly.
So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether you’re on the ‘back nine’ or not! You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life . .. . so, 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!
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
TODAY’S WEB PAGE;
I have always enjoyed magic acts, even some of the cheesier ones, but this one is unique. It is a Chinese version of America has talent. This young lady does her magic act all the while she is dancing around the stage in a ballet costume! The audience and the judges are something to watch as well, as she does her routine. Take a look: Magic
The second page today, you might find interesting, is a portion of a larger web page. It concerns some forecasts as to what our future holds. The content on the page to read is the “Ten Things that will disappear in our lifetime”. Check it out: 10 things
I don’t make jokes. I just watch the government and report the facts.
Most of our generation was HOME SCHOOLED in many ways.
1. My mother taught me TO APPRECIATE A JOB WELLDONE.
"If you’re going to kill each other, do it outside. I just finished cleaning."
2. My mother taught me RELIGION.
"You better pray that will come out of the carpet."
3. My father taught me about TIME TRAVEL.
"If you don’t straighten up, I’m going to knock you into the middle of next week!"
4. My father taught me LOGIC.
"Because I said so, that’s why."
5. My mother taught me MORE LOGIC.
"If you fall out of that swing and break your neck, you’re not going to the store with me."
6. My mother taught me FORESIGHT.
"Make sure you wear clean underwear, in case you’re in an accident."
7. My father taught me IRONY.
"Keep crying, and I’ll give you something to cry about."
8. My mother taught me about the science of OSMOSIS.
"Shut your mouth and eat your supper."
9. My mother taught me about CONTORTIONISM.
"Just you look at that dirt on the back of your neck?"
10. My mother taught me about STAMINA.
"You’ll sit there until all that spinach is gone."
11. My mother taught me about WEATHER "This room of yours looks as if a tornado went through it."
12. My mother taught me about HYPOCRISY.
"If I told you once, I’ve told you a million times. Don’t exaggerate!"
13. My father taught me the CIRCLE OF LIFE.
"I brought you into this world, and I can take you out…"
14. My mother taught me about BEHAVIOR MODIFICATION.
"Stop acting like your father!"
15. My mother taught me about ENVY.
"There are millions of less fortunate children in this world who don’t have wonderful parents like you do."
16. My mother taught me about ANTICIPATION.
"Just wait until we get home."
17. My mother taught me about RECEIVING.
"You are going to get it from your father when you get home!"
18. My mother taught me MEDICAL SCIENCE.
"If you don’t stop crossing your eyes, they are going to get stuck that way."
19. My mother taught me ESP.
"Put your sweater on; don’t you think I know when you are cold?"
20. My father taught me HUMOR.
"When that lawn mower cuts off your toes, don’t come running to me."
21. My mother taught me HOW TO BECOME AN ADULT.
"If you don’t eat your vegetables, you’ll never grow up."
22. My mother taught me GENETICS.
"You’re just like your father."
23. My mother taught me about my ROOTS.
"Shut that door behind you. Do you think you were born in a barn?"
24. My mother taught me WISDOM.
"When you get to be my age, you’ll understand.
25. My father taught me about JUSTICE.
"One day you’ll have kids, and I hope they turn out just like you!"
OH yes I sure remember them.
Have a Great Day, and be kind to one another, there is so much madness in todays world.