It is interesting to be somewhere in the back half of one’s life on this spinning planet. The passage of time brings physical changes. I often wonder who that old guy is in the mirror staring back at me. I think I know him… then wonder if I ever will discover and understand all that I could about him.
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I suppose it is an easy task for us to look at ourselves, and others, as fitting into neat, predetermined slots, and apply corresponding labels to our attributes.
It is always prudent to view ourselves as individuals with unique talents and experiences. To see the potential that is still within.
As long as we are breathing and have our mental faculties there is always something new to learn. After all, some pundits claim that knowledge is doubling every 13 months, and that pace is accelerating. My brain isn’t keeping up with all of that. Choosing where to focus one’s efforts becomes more critical as the passage of time continues.
Some folks fear their later years. Their life energy is seen flowing rapidly past into a dark abyss.
While none of us can stop the flow of life, we can choose to live it creatively, doing our utmost to make the best of each day we have. Tomorrow is… just a promissory note.
Everything that we are, and all that we experience, is always moving closer to our final moment here. That is not a morose thought or perspective… just acceptance of the truth.
Life isn’t about worrying how much time we may have left. It is about living in the moment. Appreciating those we love. Touching the lives of others. Making a difference during the time we are still here.
Each of us has the potential to leave our mark behind. The legacy of our actions.
All we need do is take control of our direction. Plot our course. And drive like there is no tomorrow. Top down, wind in our hair, radio blaring… because one day our tomorrows will come to an end.
As the passage of time continues, let each of us view every day as a burst of new opportunities. Let’s all live fully… moment by moment in the vibrance of our passions.
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