And Then It Is Winter

I received this from a friend today in an e-mail. For those of you that know me, know that I still do all the things I have always done, but just a little slower. I thought this was still something I would like to share with my friends on EP.

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, and embarking on my life. 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 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 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 on this earth...its 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 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, 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.






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






~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!!!

climber1 climber1
66-70, M
6 Responses May 14, 2013

Great read Climber. Hey... I am trying myself to age gracefully. I am holding my own as well. I enjoyed this read. Thank you... my old man! lol.... X

"Huge Smile"; Some people may think that I am old, but inside there is a little boy that still wants to play. Still have mountains to climb and streams to cross.
Last time I looked you were going where college girls were afraid to go

Thank You so much for looking that up. I do not believe I had heard Tori before, but she is very talented.
You are a very good friend for reading and commenting as well. Always nice to have you visit.

Thank you for this very enjoyable and "oh so true" post.There is a song that describes this quite well, the problem is that I cannot remember the title or the artist but I have a tune in my head and a few words,I will send you the link if I can remember it.Take care.

used to have frecles,they are bigger,must be liver spots.i like your positive approach!stay tough my friend,old age is not for wimps.

Thank You so much for the very kind comments.
With friends like you, old age will certainly seem less stressful.

very well said and I amen what you wrote.why does every one whisper is what I wondered where do we go from here?

Thank you so much for reading and commenting. I think we each have to follow our own path. I am ignoring the calendar and living each moment of each days with all the energy I possess.
I do not know where my finish line is, but I plan on being worn out when I get there. : ))

Screw age... you're one of the most beautiful, relevant and yes, sexy people I know (beautiful, relevant and sexy in a masculine way, of course ;-) Offered freely without benefit of wine (or other mood elevators :)

Wind..... What a beautiful thing to say.
Coming from such a stunning and fiery creature I am indeed humbled.
You bring joy to my life with your kind words and friendship. May our paths parallel for many, many years to come; my very good friend.