Wednesday, February 15, 2017

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.


About tehachap

The easiest way to define myself is as a very happily married woman with two sons and two grandsons. My hobbies include reading, writing, sewing, trains (watching, photographing and running them in G scale), and travel. My husband and I are retired and we spend our winters in Arizona. I used to own a secretarial and desktop publishing business, but closed it when my husband retired in 1999. We have truly enjoyed our retirement years, and have fulfilled one of our primary goals in life and that is to own a home overlooking train tracks so we can watch trains 24/7. We are sincerely blessed in this life.
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