Thursday, December 3, 2015

A Walk Down Memory Lane

Have you ever had one of those days that you just didn't want to do anything, and even the thought of thinking hurt? Well, that was me today. So, I played a mindless computer game for most of the day. Played and cuddled with Peanut, my loving little companion and took a 67 year walk down memory lane, concentrating mostly on the first 20 years. Not because they were fun and carefree (as they weren't), but because those years made me the person I am today.

Looking back, my easiest years were 22 through 50. One would think raising kids and juggling work, marriage and hobbies would have been the most challenging. They weren't for me. My then spouse and I shared everything 50/50 and time seemed to move smoothly. Fifty through now are more challenging, and sometimes seem less rewarding. Well, at least for me, at this point in time...until I sit back as I did today and make a mental list of accomplishments and tasks completed. My current hubby and I work together well, and share the burden. You have to remember to factor in the age difference though. Hauling a load of firewood today doesn't go as easily as it did 30 years ago.

I ended my day of walking down memory lane when I received a phone call from a classmate and one of my recently reunited lifelong friends that I have been blessed with. We talked of today and yesterdays of long ago. We updated each other on prayer lists, and gave silent thanks for our blessings. We shared a few laughs and promised to contact each other next week. Now I have to remind myself to call all of the others over the next several days so they will know I'm thinking of them. 

The moral of this post....Taking a walk down memory lane has a healing affect, and gives pause to count one's blessings. With all of that said, thank you family and friends for being a part of my life. You are at the top of my blessings list, and I give thanks for your friendship and love every day.

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