I received an email from a very dear friend of mine … a life-long friend actually. One that I’ve known and loved for 50 years. How many of us can be so lucky as to have a friend for that long? I consider myself very blessed indeed. Anyway, here’s the email – republished for you all to think about and enjoy. Maybe we’re not all in our “winter” yet but even so, the meaning of this is appropriate for all human beings.
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.
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!
LIVE IT WELL!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
BE HAPPY !
HAVE A GREAT DAY!
And I Love each and everyone of you, some as my children, or grand & great grandchildren, and some as old friends or relatives, and one special one “just because I want to”.
LASTLY, CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:
~Going out is good.. Coming home is better!
~You forget names…But it’s OK because other people forgot they knew you!!!
~You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…. Especially golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep”.
~You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch
.~You tend to use more 4 letter words … “what?”…”when?”… ???
~Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere.
~You notice everything they sell in stores is “sleeveless”?!!!
~What used to be freckles are now liver spots.
~You have 3 sizes of clothes in your closet…. 2 of which you will never wear.
~ But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all, OLD FRIENDS!!
Stay well, “OLD FRIEND!” Send this on to other “Old Friends!” and let them laugh in an AGREEMENT!!!
It’s Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of Life You Have Lived.!!!
The photo below really is the last of my “winter” pictures. I just thought it was appropriate for the theme of this post. Namaste’