Friday, January 13, 2017

Just a thought or two from your old friend, ShaRon :o)

​WHEW!!! Can we officially stop saying "Happy New Year!"?

My life is finally slowing down after the holidays.  My grandkids were in overdrive X10!!!  And, at the end of all this, I just had my 70th birthday!!  Yes, I am officially an old lady and loving it.  Had I known how much fun 70 would be, I would have been born 70 and gone on from there. 

What are a few of the advantages of being 70 years old?  I am so glad you asked.  First, I can say "no" and not even think about giving a reason and no one asks me "why?".  They may want to but don't. 

Second, I no longer feel I have to apologize for forgetting to do something.  I just tell folks that if they wanted someone to remember they were supposed to do or say something, they should have asked someone younger. 

Next, I have come to the realization that one morning I am not going to wake up.  It is for this reason that I have decided that if I am going to do something, it must be fun.  I am no longer going to waste my time doing stuff that I do not enjoy.  ​Life is short and at 70, I know for certain that I have lived out most of my years and have only a few more (may be) to go. 

As strange as it may seem, I am excited about my next journey.  I look forward to crossing over to be with my Jesus, to see the face of God, and joining my ancestors who paved the way for me to have such as incredible journey.  I highly recommend growing old.  I also recommend being nice to everyone around you.  For one day, you may need someone to roll your wrinkly behinds over and change that nasty diaper. 

I know that I will not always be in charge of my comings and goings.  Scripture says, "I tell you the truth, when you were young, you were able to do as you liked; you dressed yourself and went wherever you wanted to go. But when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and others will dress you and take you where you don't want to go."  ​John 21:18​

Just a thought or two from your old friend, ShaRon :o)

PS  I have some awesome coupon links to share​ later today.