Thursday, August 18, 2016

TIME MOVES ALONG

I saw something in a book I read that really stuck with me, You're younger today than you will ever be. So true.  But the more we look at life from an "older" perspective, it seems all we see are those darn limitations and mourn the loss of the things we can't do anymore.  Perhaps it's time to look at aging differently, what'd'ya say?  Could we actually think of ourselves as younger, at least for today? That certainly is more positive than negative, and by that alone has value.  Think about it.

TIME IS SWIFT
By Patty Lynn

You’ve heard it said, “You could be dead, but it’s hell getting old!
“The young don’t know the way it feels, no matter what they’re told.”
If you’re not there, the thinning hair, the aches and pains, the wrinkles,
The slowing gait, the stop and wait, the eyes that once had twinkles…

To name a few, soon ‘twill be you, they’re part and parcel of…
The process that we all go through and aren't the things we love.
But aging’s what we all began the day that we were born.
Remember how we longed to be the grown-up you now scorn?

You say you never longed to be this face that now you see…
Right there, right in that mirror there, you say, “that can’t be me!”
Well, I assure you that it is, that’s how it works, that aging.
And it won’t stop, no matter what, despite the fact you’re waging…

A war against the toll those years have taken, left their mark,
They’ve taken once your youthful glow, replaced it with the stark…
Reality that now you live, that agile step is gone,
But what is left are achy days and fitful sleep till dawn…

Till you awake to what you say’s a day like yesterday.
Yet those two words, yes, “you awake,” that fact it should outweigh…
The negatives, the ailments, the laundry list of sorrows,
Your yesterday is over now, you have a new tomorrow.

Why dwell upon the things you had, and live in what is lost?
If you don’t see the things you have, it comes at such a cost.
You’ll miss the joy of living life, the blessings it still brings.
An attitude of gratitude improves, well, everything.

If you remember only this, I hope that you can see…
That you are younger, here today, than you will ever be.
So make the most of every day, don’t waste the time you have.
Today’s a gift, time will be swift, trade sorrowful for glad.

If you remember only this, I hope that you can see…
That you are younger, here today, than you will ever be.
So make the most of every day, don’t waste the time you have.
Today’s a gift, time will be swift, trade sorrowful for glad.


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