Lately I have been finding that mentally I feel like I am still in my 30’s with lots of time for life plans. Then I either stop and think about my actual age, or I’m carded, for what seems almost anything now, and it hits me like a ton of bricks.
I’m moving along in my 5th decade. 52 is halfway gone.
Where has time gone? It’s true what they say. The further along you get up in age, time starts flying. I remember when Summers seemed to go on forever. Now you sneeze and two weeks have flown by.
I guess this is a realization that everyone experiences. I don’t think I’m sad. It’s more of a feeling that there are things in life I want to do and I had better get to it.
It also motivates me more to take care of my health, eat right and exercise. I have no idea who will be in my life the older I get and I need to keep as healthy as possible to maintain a meaningful life as long as possible.
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under the heavens: a time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot, a time to kill and a time to heal, a time to tear down and a time to build, a time to weep and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance, a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them, a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing, a time to search and a time to give up, a time to keep and a time to throw away, a time to tear and a time to mend, a time to be silent and a time to speak, a time to love and a time to hate, a time for war and a time for peace.”
Ecclesiastes 3:1-8 NIV
I’m trying to do my best to find things to be thankful for. It’s so easy to see and focus on negatives. When you slow down and find something, no matter how small, to be thankful for, you appreciate life more.