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And Then it is Winter
Old 01-10-2011, 11:52 AM   #1
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And Then it is Winter

My dad, who isn't in great health, sent me this. It reminded me that while I'm thinking and planning for FIRE, I'm focusing on it too much. It reminded me that I need to live for today, every day.

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. 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...And 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 friends are retired and getting gray...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'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...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 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, live for good 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.

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Old 01-10-2011, 12:09 PM   #2
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That is a wonderful composition.

My beloved husband passed at age 50 yrs 10 mos, from a dissecting aortic aneurism. No warning, just gone all too quickly. I was 46 yrs old at the time.

I know my perspective on life has changed. I treasure every day because I have seen first hand how fleeting life can be.

I am in the mid summer of my life at age 52. I intend to live it as fully as possible. My glass is more than half full.
"All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them." - Walt Disney
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