Tuesday, 27 March 2018

WINTER OF YOUR LIFE

I came across this on face book and thought it very appropriate.

THEN IT IS WINTER NB PLEASE READ THIS ITS VERY GOOD
I FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & READ IT FAST UNTIL I REACHED THE THIRD SENTENCE.
I STOPPED AND STARTED OVER READING SLOWER AND THINKING ABOUT EVERY WORD. THIS EMAIL IS VERY THOUGHT PROVOKING.
MAKES YOU STOP AND THINK. READ SLOWLY!
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... 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 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...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 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 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 whom you share it with.
LIVE IT WELL!
ENJOY TODAY!
DO SOMETHING FUN!
LIVE WITH ALOHA!
LOVE ONE ANOTHER!
SHARE DON'T SHOW!
Life is like a lease, negotiate it well.
It is health that is real wealth, and not pieces of gold and silver.
FRIENDSHIPS WITH FRIENDS AND FAMILY ARE WEALTH. If you have drifted apart for any reason forgive and forget, and live forward not in the past cause tomorrow may not come.
TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE SO - ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.
~Your kids are becoming you......but your grandchildren are perfect!
~Going out is good. Coming home is better!
~You forget names.... But it's OK because other people forgot they even 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.
~Everybody whispers.
~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 AGREEMENT!!!
It's Not What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind of Life You Have Lived.


14 comments:

  1. Hi Lindy,

    Wow, very powerful and some great messages. Lots I can definitely relate to also lol. Thank you for sharing :)

    Hugs
    Roz

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    1. Thank you Roz. It is a powerful message.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  2. Oh golly all this is so true. Sometimes it is hard to accept, this getting older lark!
    love Jan, xx

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    1. I know what you mean Jan. Getting older can be a trial sometimes.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  3. I am still in bed, what a lovely message to wake to...all very true. Lately I have been thinking of my..how I thought she was so old at my age,and now I marvel at all she was still doing....these words are beautiful and should be remembered. hugs abby

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    1. Thank you Abby, they are words we should all remember and enjoy our life today.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  4. Oh, this was a sweet and funny way of looking at getting older. I truly love the quote about how today is the oldest I have ever been and the youngest I will ever be. I need to hang that up by the coffee pot, so I would read it every morning. Thanks for sharing this, Lindy Lou.

    Sending Hugs Down Under,
    Ella

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    1. Fabulous idea to hang it up and refer to it each morning Ella.
      Hugs Lindy Lou xx

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  5. I loved this Lindy - thanks so much for sharing. It is so true and now that I am in the winter I can really appreciate what it is saying. I now understand the old adage that Youth is Wasted on the Young.

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    1. I agree Sunny, youth is wasted on the young. They don't know how lucky they have it.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  6. This certainly hit home for me. I remind Musicman of these things quite frequently. Getting older is definitely not for the weak. Take care ☺

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    1. Indeed Faerie, getting older can be a pain in the butt sometimes and not the type we enjoy.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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  7. Oh Lindy, I loved this. Very powerful. Thanks for sharing. I will have to pass this one on.

    Love,
    Ronnie
    xx

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    1. Wonderful Ronnie, pass it on for everyone to enjoy.
      Hugs Lindy xx

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