……AND THERE GOES A MIGHTY RUSH OF WIND BLOWING RIGHT BY ME, LIKE A FREIGHT TRAIN; KNOCKING OVER ANYTHING IN ITS PATH. (Oh wait, thats LAST YEAR 2013 leaving me in its dust!!!!)
Life goes by really fast. No, I mean REALLY fast. My kids are catching up with my age. As a couple of them reached 30, I was stunned at the speed of which my life had gone. Right at about 100mph, shooting right past me. I can either spend the rest of my life freaked out about this, or I can take a deep breath, and squeeze as much out of each and every day as humanly possible. Time passes you by, whether you are enjoying it or not, so it makes way more sense to enjoy it!! And remember, 50 is the new 30, so we get to be younger a little while extra. (not really, but it sounds good in its essence).
If you never venture down a different road, you will never know what you might have seen. Don’t be afraid to try something new. This past summer I was driving to visit a friend, on a road I had never driven on before. All of a sudden a herd of wild goats wandered onto the road in front of me. It was awesome! I had never seen goats like that, up close and personal. And, it was one of those small surprises that any random day can hold. So, live life to its absolute fullest, and watch for unexpected twists and turns in the road with the wonder of a child; and NOT a disillusioned adult.
While at a company bowling Christmas party with my grandkids and their parents, one of my grandsons wanted to know if there was food. When told he could go up and order anything he wanted for free, he couldn’t believe it. No, really, he didn’t believe it. He must have questioned this amazing news at least half a dozen times. Finally his dad convinced him; yes bowling and eating are free! He went flying up to the counter, and politely ordered a hot dog. As he turned to look at us, the sheer joy on his face was priceless. He exclaimed, “Are you serious!? Yes!” He proceeded to order a couple more things, (because he could…), and went bowling for hours! When returning from getting yet another free drink, he proudly said, “I feel like a president. I get to do whatever I want!” Needless to say, it was so funny to watch, and it reminded me that we as humans seem to have a hard time believing something is free. God’s love to us is still free; always has been and always will be. Just accept it, and go back for seconds and thirds, and to infinity and beyond!