Wednesday, January 14, 2015

Resolutions Then...and Now!



We drift along from week to week, from month to month, from year to year...and may feel that our goals have been achieved.  However, since time has long passed...our habits have become 'passe'!  Resolutions are generally easier to break...than to enforce them to be, regardless of great intentions.  Circumstances frequently affect our mindset...be it health, knowledge or relationships.

If you flee from the things you fear...there is no resolution.
(Chuck Palahnuik)

Graciously, I thank Tom for the following:

How True It Is!

Another year has passed
and we're all a little older.
Last summer felt hotter
and winter seems much colder.

I rack my brain for happy thoughts
to put down on my pad.
But though the things that come to mind
just make me kind of sad.

There was a time not long ago
when life was quite a blast.
Now I fully understand
about living in the past.

We used to go to weddings,
football games and lunches.
Now we go to funeral homes
and after, to funeral brunches.

We used to have hangovers
from parties that were gay.
Now we suffer from body aches
and while the night away.

We used to travel often
to places near and far.
Now we get sore bottoms
from riding in the car.

We used to go out shopping
for new clothing at the mall.
But now, we never bother...
all the sizes are too small.

We used to go to night clubs
and drink a little booze.
Now we stay at home
and watch the evening news.

That, my friend, is how life is
and now my tale is told.
So, enjoy each day and live it up
before you're too darn old!

May God let us all grow old gracefully!

How few there are who have courage enough to own their own faults
or resolution enough to mend them.  (Benjamin Franklin)

Never Too Old!

I said, “If he can do it, I'm gonna try!”  James Henry Arruda taught himself to read at 92, then wrote and published a book at 96.

“As you grow older, if you don't move, You Won't Move!” (Yvonne Dowlen, 88 year old figure skater.)
“Trash self-doubt.  Dare to be Yourself!”  (91-year-old Margaret Hagerty, Guinness World Record Holder...runner in the Marine Corp Marathon.)

“I never used that word RETIRE!  (B.B. King playing guitar)
“Why stop doing what you love?”  (Ardith Bruce...84-year-old Barrel Racer in horse event)
“I Listen, I Love and I Live!  Your body knows what to do. Your mind gets in the way.  (Phyllis Sues ~ 91-year-old yogini, dancer, writer, singer, musician and trapeze artist)

“ Illness is not a necessary part of aging!” (Dr. Charles Euster, 94-year-old Masters Rowing Champion)
“I used to think 50 was old.  I was wrong ~ not even close!”  (Harriet Anderson, 79, the oldest female to ever finish the Ironman World Championship)

“You just don't let that rocking chair take over!  You Get Up and Go, even if you don't want to.” (102-year-old Constance Reeves...'cowgirl' dressed in western gear with her horses)

“The secret to staying young and happy is 'loving what you do' and loving the person you are with! It's as simple as that.”  (Dame Gillian Lynne...88-year old award-winning choreographer)

“It's the wine. I drink it with my friends.”  (Stamatis Moraltis, 102, caring for his vineyard)
“I've reached the age where I'm seriously thinking about what I'll be when I come back.”  (Lynn Ruth Miller, 80-year-old comedian)
Those who gave thee a body furnished it with weakness,
but He who gave thee Soul, armed thee with resolution.
Employ it...and thou art wise.  Be wise and thou art happy.
(Akhenaton)

Crafted by Merle Baird-Kerr...January 6, 2015
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2 comments:

  1. SHERRIE (an ardent follower since 'Day One" COMMENTS:
    "Love the verse from Tom in your blog today...very appropriate!"

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  2. I loved the format of the verse lines...so easy to understand.
    Thank you Sherrie for your continuing interest.

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