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Post by retired2 on Wed Jun 04, 2014 7:28 am

For all my friends this is worth the read. Hopefully it will awaken in us a need to take heed and make the best of today and any day we might have left to enjoy.


*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!*

*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 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. 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 2014!*

*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 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.*

*TODAY IS THE OLDEST YOU'VE EVER BEEN, YET THE YOUNGEST YOU'LL EVER BE, SO
ENJOY THIS DAY WHILE IT LASTS.*
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