Reflections….and now it’s 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. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went.

I know that I lived them all...

And 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 babies 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 ...wife retired and she's really getting gray ...she moves slower and I see an older woman now. She's in better shape than me .. but I see the great change ... Not the one I married who was young and vibrant ...but, like me, her 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 the ability to go and do things.

But, though the winter has come, and I'm not sure how long

it will last...this I know, that when it's's over...

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. Its all in a lifetime...

So, if you're not in your winter yet .let me remind you:

it will be here faster than you think. Thus, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life, please do it quickly!

Life goes by so fast. So, do what you can today because 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 ...therefore, do your best today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember...

"Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift

to those who came after. Make it a fantastic one."


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Reflections….and now it’s Winter was last modified: October 19th, 2017 by Dianne67
Published in Home & Family

5 thoughts on “Reflections….and now it’s Winter

  1. roseinbloom

    Thanks Dianne for a great blog and I only have time to make a hurried reply, but I love your blog and I feel the same way.
    I think I am in the fall of life and it is my favorite season, so I as yet cannot comment on what winter will be like.
    I do know that I have lived life actively and don’t allow regrets. I just know we all have to do the best we can at any age and that is what I keep pushing myself to do.

  2. starlette

    Hello Dianne, I don’t allow regrets in my life, pointless…….I did what I did, right or wrong I cannot change what has been……..I don’t ponder on what is to come, that would depress me, we will cope the best we can with what is thrown at us as we age……..I believe if you can try and remain positive in thought that helps tremendously…….yes we see others aging and don’t always see it in ourselves, sure we feel it though…….lol……who knows we may see in the Winter of our lives relatively unscathed…….best we don’t know……

  3. goldengirl1224

    A very good blog – and Yes those years do fly by – Tempus Fugit !! But we should still enjoy what we can do and do as much as is possible every day – think young, stay young – and do not get too attached to a ‘number’ – As long as we wake each day and are ‘on the Green Side’ still – life goes on and enjoy!

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