And then it is Winter…

Morning Story and Dilbert

Vintage Dilbert
November 12, 2014

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 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, 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 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!!

 

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15 comments
  1. Well said! I’m in my autumn years and I know winter’s coming. I’m grateful when it’s over here, its just beginning in heaven! Thanks for sharing, Kenny!

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  2. MTJames said:

    My roof is snow-covered. My windows are frosted. But my door is unlocked and it’s warm near my fire. Welcome brethren and strangers alike, for a hot cup of spiced green tea.

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    • …..I love tea, and the spiced tea sounds absolutely wonderful with the snow, fire, frosty windows!!!!! You just painted a cozy picture that a lot of people would love to be in right now.. I’m enjoying a fresh cuppa coffee with pumpkin spice creamer…. I like what you are saying over at http://welldressedbranch.com/ God is Good….. All The Time

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  3. It is with me too waiting, have a few aches and pains getting things done and crossing of my bucket list stuff I want too do. Before I can not do it anymore. Love your post. Made me laugh

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  4. mrdodd said:

    I have sipped the last of the summer wine, and now set with my wife who I met in the spring, watching the leaves change color. Every now and then we feel a cold wind blow as if to remind us of what’s to come.

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    • Well said…… I believe we are driving down the same road…. Funny thing is the trees are changing color and it is beautiful!!! A different scene awaits us around every curve in the road…. Wow, that is to deep for a Thursday morning.. What are you cookin for Thanksgiving and how….. I’m ready for one of your wild recipes for the smoker at http://thebbqworldofmrdodd.wordpress.com/

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  5. Shelly Tennyson Taylor said:

    Great post! I see the autumn leaves falling but still so much to do before my winter arrives. A great reminder to not let these years slip away!

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  6. I think it has snowed too early on my autumn. grin. Great post, Kenny. Thank-you. I love the comforting feel it has left me with.

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  7. Isn’t it the truth that when we’re young we cannot even imagine growing old! I’m thankful that, as a Baby Boomer, there are lots of folks at this stage of life. We can sympathize and laugh with one another about the changes overtaking us! (Laughter IS the best medicine for senior-citizen woes!)

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  8. dbp49 said:

    I can remember when I was young and I always told all my friends that, “One thing I know for sure is that I’ll never be like my old man”. Then one day I woke up, and I was him. Lol. God bless. Read you tomorrow.

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