You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching
you unaware of the passing years.
It seems just yesterday that I was a young man, who was
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 babies 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...wife retired and she's really getting
grey...she moves slower and I see an older woman now.
She's in better shape than me...but, I see the great
change in her...not the one I married who was so young
and vibrant...but, just like me, her 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! Because 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. 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 ever thought.
So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life
please do it quickly!
Life goes by quickly So, do what you can today, because
you can never be sure whether this is your winter or
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.
"Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is
your gift to those who came after. Make it a fantastic
LIVE IT WELL!!