As we get older life changes, sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worst. Whichever way you view it it changes.
I have always felt that life goes in phases, and during each of those phases we are dealing with different challenges and opportunities ……. teens, career choices, career development, relationships, children, and the onset of ‘the later years’. We all can remember the “oh no I’m 40” feeling and then “my god, 50, better check my retirement plan, and then 60, time to plan what I will do in retirement” …. and so on until suddenly we find ourselves in ‘old age’, with illnesses we would never have dreamed of, and the realisation that our life is truly finite.
There are times when illnesses get us down, when we can’t do what we used to be able to do, when life appears to be getting harder , when it is easy to feel depressed, down, and longing for the past.
Then is the time to think of those times when life was different, when things came easily, when fun was truly a part of every day. Those times are still in our hearts and our heads and should never be allowed to leave. They are the memories which will sustain us to the end, they are part of our life – our finite life – and should be cherished.