Sunday, November 28, 2010

Are You In Your Winter Yet?

I had a very dear friend send this to me and it sure hit home.

Read it slowly
. . and think about life .  .


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...

  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.

Lots are in better shape than me...

but, I see the great change... 

Not like the ones 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 its over...

its over....

Yes, I have regrets.

There are things I wish I hadn't done ,,,,,

things I should have done,

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,

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 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."

ENJOY TODAY!!!!-----


(Author Unknown)

Until next time. . . .MtnAire Travlers.

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