Thursday, July 16, 2009

Life Happens!

Where does the time go? I've been reading your blogs and yet when it's time to update mine, I seem to be unable to find something worthy of writing. Like you, I'm busy and have much going on....unlike most of you, I am at a loss for words. Bear with me, I'll get the hang of this yet!

We had a wonderful July 4th celebration with family and friends - tossed bags, ate to much, played board games, laughed, roasted marshmallows, set off fireworks (never buy the discounted ones missing a fin!) and had a lovely time. This year it really hit when everyone left just how quiet everything becomes. As much as I love sitting on the deck with a cup of hot tea first thing in the morning and listening to the sounds of the birds and leaves rustling in the trees, I also miss the laughter and joking that comes when families get together. The laughs at too many cooks in the kitchen, the favorite foods, reasons why that particular game was lost, and so forth. How lucky we are to share those times and make those wonderful memories - they sustain us un
til we are able to gather again!

Someone recently sent me the following and I am sharing with you. I do not know the author...

Life is too short to wake up with regrets.. So love
the people who treat you right.. Forget about the
ones who don't. Believe everything happens for a reason.

If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands.
If it changes your life, let it. Nobody said life would be easy,
they just promised it would be worth it.


Carol said...

Good & true!

Relyn said...

Just wanted you to know, I am still enjoying your playlist. Billy Vera and the Beaters? One of my favorites - ever.

storyteller at Sacred Ruminations said...

Methinks one of the blessings of retirement is the freedom it brings to savor the moments along the way. Thanks for sharing this wonderful piece ;--)
Hugs and blessings,