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...The 5th set 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?
well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people
were years away from me and that I was only in the first
set and the end of the match 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 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 become.
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 last set 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 I made it to the fifth
set, and I'm not sure how long it will last.. I could get lucky and take this
match into overtime . . . . but this I know, that when it's over on this
earth...it's 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
So, if you're
not in the fifth set
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 you're in the fifth set 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" 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 and enjoy today. Do something fun and be happy. Have
a great day!
Going out is
good. Coming home is better!
names...But it's OK because some people forgot they even knew you!!!
you're never going to get any better at anything like tennis....you just want to
keep the ball in play a little longer.
The things you
used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't
care that you aren't as interested.
better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' than in bed. It's called
You miss the
days when everything worked with just an "ON" and "OFF"
You tend to
use more 4 letter words ... "what?"..."when?"....???
everything they sell in stores that’s your size … doesn’t fit
What used to
be freckles are now liver spots.
several sizes of clothes in your closet....most of which you will never wear.
But Old is
good in some things: Old Songs, Old movies, and best of all “Old
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS