Tuesday, June 20, 2017

GOOD AND REALISTIC ARTICLE

A friend of mine shared this by mail and I just could not resist temptation to share it with you all. Please do spare some time to read it and share your views :

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THE BACK NINE

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 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 gray...they move slower and I seean 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.
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. 
LIVE HAPPY IN 2017!


LASTLY, CONSIDER THIS:
~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 some people forgot they even knew you!!!
~You realize you're never going to be really good at anything like golf.
~The things you used to care to do, you aren't as interested in anymore, but you really don't care that you aren't as interested.
~You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV 'ON' 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?"... ???
~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.


TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN; YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS
“ Do Not Regret Growing Older.
It is a Privilege Denied to Many.”

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