Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Reminder!

The past week has been a blur, and we've been doing all those daily things that seem to consume the life of a landlubber.  You know ... cleaning the house, paying the bills, going to work, running to the grocery store.  It seems there's not much time for the things we'd really like to be doing!

In the midst of all life's responsibilities, Ken and I have had a cruel reminder of just how precious our time is.  Last Friday, one of our close friends from high school passed away unexpectedly.  She was only two days older than me (45), and that is way too young! 

I wasn't sure whether or not I wanted to write about our friend's passing, but I figured I would remind you ... LIFE IS SHORT.  MAKE IT AMAZING!  Don't put off your dreams ... start working towards them today!

Some of our friends from high school are coming to town today, and we'll have a house-full tonight.  We were a very close group at one time, but people grow up and move on.   Ken and I are excited about visiting with our long-time friends the next few days.  We just wish it was under better circumstances.  But, we'll catch up with each other and we will celebrate our times with our dear friend, Liz.  We all had a lot of great (and crazy) times together. 

All of this makes me think about our future, as well as what I want when my time has come.  While that is a subject many do not want to think about, I think I'll write about that soon.  Maybe if I put it in writing, I can feel assured that my wishes are fulfilled.  I want something different, not so serious, and appropriate for my cruising dreams!

"I dropped a tear in the ocean.  The day you find it is the day I will stop missing you"!   Author Unknown
Hasta luego ... until then.  Mid-Life Cruising!


Skylark said...

I am very sorry to hear about your friend, sure makes you think though. Turns out, life is a lot shorter than you think it is growing up, so I am right there with you when you say not to waste a minute. Unfortunately, it's much easier said then done. Again, my sincerest condolences.

Emily said...

You are so right. My husband lost his best friend to colon cancer. He was 49 and had four children and a wife and so much living left to do. I lost my father in a car accident; he was older (71), but still left us way too soon. Things can change so quickly. We owe it to ourselves to go after our dreams because tomorrow we may not be around to do so.

Sandee said...

Life is indeed short and at 60 I thank God everyday for my good health and my family and friends. Sorry about your friend.

Have a terrific day. :)

Latitude 43 said...

Sorry to hear you lost a good friend. When you lose someone close, you can't help but think about your own mortality. Follow that dream, and enjoy your life along the way.

"Love the life you live,
Live the life you love."
- Bob Marley

Leslie Basil Payne said...

Yes, these days are fleeting.So sorry for the loss of your friend. Every day is a gift. When I turned 50 this past summer I was so grateful. My husband's first wife lost her battle to cancer before she had a chance to be 50. I will embrace that number and every one that follows.

May these recent days cause you to reflect on the precious gift of life and draw you closer to the Lord's amazing love.

Kevin said...

Life does indeed go by fast...which is precisely why we sailors take it slow.

Drew Frye said...

"Life’s journey is not to arrive at the grave safely in a well-preserved body, but rather to skid in sideways, totally worn out, shouting: ‘holy shit… what a ride!’”

George Carlin

Anonymous said...

Sorry to hear that! Tate and I were just having that discussion yesterday..When to much longer to work for etc.

Thanks for sharing that.

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