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. And yet in a way, it
seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years 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 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.
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...its
over....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 good 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
'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
~ Submitted by Carol
Finch (author unknown)