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And then it is winter!


Wednesday, October 16, 2013



I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE. I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING. MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK. READ SLOWLY! 

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 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 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...my friends are retired and getting gray...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 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 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...this I know, 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 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!! Life goes by quickly. So, 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...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!  ENJOY TODAY!  DO SOMETHING FUN!  BE HAPPY !
HAVE A GREAT DAY



Remember . . .

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver.  LIVE HAPPY IN 2013!

LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:  TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.










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ANGELBELIEVER 10/18/2013 10:14AM

    What a wonderful blog. I am in the winter season as well. I pray I have more seasons to see, but only God knows that. Thanks for urging me to enjoy every minute of every day s I can't predict the future, nor would I want to. emoticon

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PATTYKLAVER 10/17/2013 7:24AM

    Thank you for the reminder. Off to do something on my bucket list...

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CELLOPLAYER1 10/16/2013 8:07PM

    Years do seem to go by faster. I have to say I am in better physical shape then at any other time in my life, I still have some weight to loose but my workouts are going strong!

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WILDKAT781 10/16/2013 7:32PM

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MOM2ACAT 10/16/2013 6:17PM

    Great blog; in some ways, I am in my "winter" because of my cancer. Some days, I look back and wished that I had appreciated my good health when I had it; I just took so much for granted.

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OVERACTIVEELBOW 10/16/2013 5:50PM

    Too true!

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LADYRH 10/16/2013 5:37PM

    Jean emoticon for sharing emoticon

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PROVERBS31JULIA 10/16/2013 2:43PM

    I'm still kicking and screaming past the 50 mark. Seems like I've had to deal with all of our relatives ever since I was married and never really made myself a priority. Now my dad is going downhill, so I know I need to get serious and not just keep my head "busy" but in denial!! good reminder!!

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AWESOMECHELZ 10/16/2013 2:35PM

    Very profound and very beautiful, Jean. Since I turned 50 this year, I have done a lot of introspection and I feel okay about it. I am taking risks and doing things I have wanted to do and have put of doing (like taking a writing course!). I like this thought at the end: TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE." SO true!! You are wise, Jean, and I thank you for taking the time since I know you are doing chemo now. God bless you, my friend.
LOVE, CHELSEA

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JEANNE229 10/16/2013 12:10PM

    What an amazing blog, Jean! I love this and am "stealing" it for my "inspiration" book. Thank you for sharing!

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NELLJONES 10/16/2013 9:17AM

    The years go by faster and faster as we get older. I wonder why that is?

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PDSLIM 10/16/2013 8:54AM

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DJSHIP46 10/16/2013 8:53AM

    Thanks for sharing emoticon

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SANDRALEET 10/16/2013 8:47AM

    So true my friend .Life itself is our most pressuse gift

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LOLABLACK69 10/16/2013 8:19AM

    Thank you for a reminder how life is fleeting and to appreciate every little nice thing... emoticon

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NASFKAB 10/16/2013 6:29AM

  thanks for sharing really great

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CHERYL_ANNE 10/16/2013 6:25AM

    You're right, this really is a piece to read with comprehension. Thanks so much for sharing with us!

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GABY1948 10/16/2013 6:16AM

    This was EXCELLENT! Thanks for sharing, think I will share it too! emoticon

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SQUIRRELMOMMA1 10/16/2013 6:05AM

    What a lovely essay.
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JOANNS4 10/16/2013 5:07AM

    Yes, is happens before we know it. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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