Fw: The "Back Nine" of Life


    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 "back nine" 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 "I was only on the first hole" and  the "back nine" 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 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 I'm on the "back  nine", 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 on the "back nine" 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 you're on the  "back nine" 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.




    BE HAPPY  !


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

    LIVE HAPPY  IN 2013!


    ~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!" It's Not  What You Gather, But What You Scatter That Tells What Kind Of  Life You Have Lived.

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