Potent Words – The Winter of Our Life

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 – 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 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…its 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, what ever 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 isn’t tied with a bow but it’s still 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

Remember – It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver

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Credit: Thanks Pamela
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