Becoming the best version of yourself

Wish I Could Take Credit For This One!

But alas, it is another “share” and one that I have already forwarded on to many of my friends!  The friend that shared this with me is one of those great women you want to be just like.

Always a smile, always an encouraging word, known for her compassion she is and always has been, a true role model.  She is as beautiful on the inside as she is on the outside, and an inspiration to all who know her.  Enjoy these words of wisdom below, and share with those who are special to you.  Thank you CS, you are special to me!  : -)


“You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years. It seems that just yesterday, I was young, just married, and embarking on my new life with my mate. Yet in a way, it seems like eons ago and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them. I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams.

But here it is, the winter of my life, and it catches me by surprise. How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my youth go? I remember well seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like.

But here it is, my friends are retired and getting gray, they move slower and I see an older person now. Some are in better and some worse shape than I, but I see the great change. Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant, but like me, their age is beginning to show. And, we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be. Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And, taking a nap is not a treat anymore, it’s mandatory. Because if I don’t by my own free will, I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so now, I enter this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done, but never did. I know that though the winter has come, I’m not sure how long it will last.

Yes, I have regrets. There are things I wish I hadn’t done, things I should have done, but indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done. It’s all in a lifetime.

If you’re not in your winter yet, let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life do it quickly. Don’t put things off too long. Life goes by quickly. So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not. You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life, therefore live for today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past.

Life is a gift to you. The way you live your life is your gift to those who come after. Make it a fantastic one.
LIVE IT WELL! ENJOY TODAY! DO SOMETHING FUN! BE HAPPY! HAVE A GREAT DAY! It is health that is real wealth, not pieces of gold and silver.


Your children are becoming you, but your grandchildren are perfect. Going out is good, coming home is better. You forget names, but it’s OK, because other people forgot they even knew you.

You realize you’re never going to be really good at anything…especially golf. The things you used to care to do, you no longer care to do, but you really do care that you don’t care to do them anymore.

You sleep better on a lounge chair with the TV blaring than in bed. It’s called “pre-sleep.” You miss the days when everything worked with just an “ON” and “OFF” switch.
You tend to use more 4-letter words, “What?” “When?”
Now that you can afford expensive jewelry, it’s not safe to wear it anywhere. You notice that everything they sell in stores is sleeveless. What used to be freckles are now liver spots. Everybody whispers. You have three sizes of clothes in your closet, two of which you will never wear. But Old is good in some things: Old Songs, Old Movies, and best of all, “Old” Friends.

Stay well, “Old” Friend. Send this on to other “Old” Friends and see if they laugh in AGREEMENT.

It’s Not What You Gather, but What You Scatter, that tells what kind of life you have lived.”

Have a great day everyone!!

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You Can Never Hear It Enough – Believe In Yourself!

It’s been an interesting summer.  It didn’t turn out quite like I expected; there’s been some highlights (like the Friday Afternoon Club gathering on the deck!) and unfortunately, some lowlights.  Isn’t that always the way?

I have an amazing support network of people around me.  When someone lets me down?  There are twice as many around to prop me back up.  Yup – I’m a lucky girl.

So to all you “lowlights” out there?   You didn’t win.  You only make me stronger, thank you!

And thank you to CS for another great share!  I take this to heart!

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