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AND THEN IT IS WINTER.........
I was sent this in an email, and found it so true, I just had to share it with you........

AND THEN IT IS WINTER
You know time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems like 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 those 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 in myself 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 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 also 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 who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
Remember: " It is Health that is real Wealth and not pieces of gold and silver."
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4 comments

Peggy C said:

Oh, how true ... have one similar to this and it rings so much more true as each year passes.

Every morning though, that old-looking lady is still in my bathroom mirror!
Guess I'll keep her ..

Keep well -
17 months ago

╰☆☆June☆☆╮ replied to Peggy C:

You too Peggy.
Hugs....
17 months ago

dolores666 said:

Ognuno sta solo sul cuor della terra
trafitto da un raggio di sole:
ed e subito sera.

Everyone stands alone at the heart of the world,
pierced by a ray of sunlight,
and suddenly it’s evening.

Salvatore Quasimodo

Sic transit bastard time, innit? :-) :-) :-) But not to worry. Stay with Mehitabel.
XXX
17 months ago

raingirl said:

So well said. And "" 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.' - this is perfect. A great reminder.

I live in awe of the miracles of life and people, and try to remember to see those things each day. From the smallest plant poking up through the cement, to people travelling outside our world looking back at our small planet. What wonderful miracles! And the smile on my loved one's, my children's, strangers' faces. The best miracle of all.
14 months ago