"Oh How I Hate That Phrase"
Remember when you were 3 and you couldn't wait to be 5. Then when you were 5 and you just so wanted to be 10. Or I can't wait until I can date or get my drivers license, graduate, get married, start a family. I'm here to tell you all slow down, it will all come and faster then you know. You won't remember today May 3rd, 2012, but you will remember the feeling of taking time to play a game with the kids, go on a bike ride, or the feeling a hug gives you from someone you love.
What am I trying to say "live your moment, not everyone else's". I know now that writing a blog, following blogs, facebooking, to people I am not involved with personally is not for me. I believe it is making so many of us want what we don't or can't have. It's unrealistic to want someone else's life. Did you ever here the saying don't compare your Monday self to other's Sunday best.
I'm now an empty nester have been for about almost a decade. Do I like it? Not all the time. But I like my freedom, I like knowing I can do anything I like. I love my family and being with them, still maybe teaching them a thing or two, being 3 again through my grandchild's eyes. I still have a lot of days ahead and have finally learned that the only day that matters is today and for me I'm closing the computer and going to play "go fish" with my grandaughter Felicity, who is turning 5 and wants to be 10. Hopefully she will learn this lesson sooner then most.
Thanks to everyone who has followed me.
Now go out and enjoy what is around you,