"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Wednesday, April 16, 2008

Savor -vs- Squander

How many years, months, weeks, days, hours, minutes, seconds does a body have here on this blue planet? Only the Lord knows the exact amount ... just as he knows how many hairs you have on top of your head. How many of these units of time do you savor and enjoy. How many do you throw away down the drain? Earlier this year I turned FIFTY years young and I've had time this week to think about this new decade I'm entering. My younger decades were spent in school, and raising a family. Now with that semi behind me ... I'm starting to savor every breath I take and realizing life is too short to not slow down to smell the roses. Somehow, this week the sky seems bluer ... air cleaner ... life more precious. On my morning walks I try to drink in all of the glorious views from the top of the mountain. I enjoy my gardening hobbies and even my housework. And to think I was looking in the want ads a few months ago for a part time job ... silly me ... my hats are tipped to you ladies that can pull off working and homemaking. Exhaustion comes sweetly at the end of each day ... and the cycle of life ... ebb and flow ... arrives whether ready or not. How are you savoring your days?

Photo by Mrs. Mac


Pat said...

Since I've got a few more years on me then you do, I know just what you are feeling. After a long winter I savor the sunshine, the buds on the trees and not wearing a coat. When summer ends I will savor the falling leaves and the time to rest. Right now, I'm savoring every moment of God's unconditional love....it never changes.

Amrita said...

to be honest i want to but i don 't have the time. Is that bad?