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    Posted: January/16/2022 at 2:47pm
A friend sent this to me.

"Barely the day started and it's already six in the evening.
Barely arrived on Monday and it's already Friday.
.. and the month is already over.
.. and the year is almost over.
.. and already 40, 50 or 60 years
of our lives have passed.
.. and we realize that we lost our parents, friends.
.. and we realize it's too late to go back.
So.. Let's try, despite everything, to enjoy the remaining time.
Let's keep looking for activities that we like.
Let's put some color in our grey.
Let's smile at the little things in life that put balm in our hearts.
And despite everything, we must continue to enjoy with serenity this time we have left.
Let's try to eliminate the afters..
I'm doing it after. I'll say after. I'll think about it after.
We leave everything for later like ′′ after ′′ is ours.
Because what we don't understand is that:
Afterwards, the coffee gets cold. afterwards, priorities change.
Afterwards, the charm is broken. Afterwards, health passes.
Afterwards, the kids grow up. Afterwards parents get old.
Afterwards, promises are forgotten. Afterwards, the day becomes the night.
Afterwards, life ends. And then it's often too late.
So. Let's leave nothing for later.
Because still waiting to see later, we can lose the best moments, the best experiences, best friends,
the best family.
The day is today. The moment is now.
We are no longer at the age where we can afford
to postpone what needs to be done right away."
It Looks Like An Eternity, But It's A Short Trip, Enjoy Life And Always Be Kind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote log cabin Bill Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/17/2022 at 7:03am
I don't know where you find some of the things you post, but I truly appreciate you posting them and thank you for posting them.  As some of you may know, my father, who has been a Mason for over 60 years, was recently moved into a personal care home at age 97.  He told me that he realizes that he can no longer live on his own. Two things he has said to me that are hard to imagine are:  "I never thought I would be like this" (referring to his inability to do some things) and "All my friends are dead." Both of those statements are really hard to imagine that happening.  On a brighter note, I see his face really light up whenever I walk into his room for a visit. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (1) Thanks(1)   Quote De Darrah Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/17/2022 at 10:34am
This one came from an OES sister who posted it on facebook.

I have only two people in my family older than me now, a cousin whom I consider our family matriarch and she is 97yrs, I dread the day I go to our annual reunion and she is not there.  Then my sister.  Beyond that there are only six chapter members who were at my initiation 46 years ago Jan 19, 1976.  At that time we had over six hundred members, now that is a lot of lost friends.  Of the six of us who came in together I am the only one left.  I miss so many of these people I sometimes feel so very alone.  
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Sec'yBob Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/18/2022 at 8:58am
awesome  De, thank you
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote edwmax Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: January/26/2022 at 6:24pm
De   ... a great discription of becoming OLD (per the Younguns)   .... or should I say Mature & Wise
"He who would assume to govern others must first learn to govern himself."





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