Friday, January 27, 2017

The winter of .ones life





Email from Milroy De Silva.


May not and will not apply to many of you, but still a good

read.​


Then

it was winter..........

I

FIRST STARTED READING THIS EMAIL & WAS READING 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!




AND

THEN IT IS WINTER








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...its 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, what ever 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.




LIVE

IT WELL!




ENJOY

TODAY!






DO

SOMETHING FUN!




BE

HAPPY !




HAVE

A GREAT DAY




Remember

"It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and

silver.













LASTLY,

CONSIDER THE FOLLOWING:





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
.

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