One of the things they don’t tell you about life is that you’re old before you know it. Just when are our golden years supposed to begin? If you’re lucky, you retire at 55 with a good pension, and you feel like you’ll live forever. Twenty years later, your body begins to tell you that your good days are gone. Short-changed again! LOL
I spoke with our neighbor in Arizona this morning and learned that another neighbor and dear friend had to be taken back home to Minnesota and put in a care facility. She was diagnosed last year with Alzheimer’s, and apparently it progressed very quickly. Her children came out to check on her and discovered her dr. had said she couldn’t live by herself any more. She was only a few years older than us, if that. I also learned that the neighbors behind us sold their place and won’t be returning–his health was bad even two years ago, so it wasn’t a surprise that they had to sell. That’s the problem with a 55+ retirement community–everyone is old when they buy their place, and eventually, they’re too old or their health is too poor for them to remain.
Motto of this post is to enjoy your life — live every minute like it’s gold, because it is.
Be safe, be well (please!) and be happy. Be sure to tell those you love that you love them. Love is a powerful emotion and it can work miracles in your life. Be grateful for each moment you have in life, and share your gratitude for what you have, for surely you are rich beyond measure.