Tuesday, November 20, 2012

It is health that is real wealth and not pieces of gold and silver. Have A Great Holiday Season.

Have A Great Holiday Season.

MQTlogoa I received this in an Email from an “older” friend and thought I would share.

joetoddsaysAnd 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. its over.Yet I believe  a new beginning to.


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.







JOELINDA1 Joe Todd and Linda wish each and everyone of you a great holiday season. Remember…………………………………..


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June said...

Thanks, Joe. That makes me feel good.

Sallie (FullTime-Life) said...

Happy Thanksgiving to both of you! Lovely post. Except I hate it when people younger than I am talk about getting older. (It really must be very late winter here at this house ;>) if you've reached winter.) But your message is right on and what we tell younger people (that's be pretty much everybody) whenever we get a chance.

Lona said...

What a great posting Joe and it is so true.
You and Linda have a wonderful Thanksgiving and God Bless.

TONY LETTS said...

Enjoy the holiday season Joe :)