OH YES! Big Mistake!

Last Update: October 12, 2014

Remember when we were little, and. . .

The summers seemed to go on for years? Christmas was at LEAST three lifetimes away? A hamburger was so incredibly huge there was no way you could eat the whole thing?

How about walking that 6 blocks home from school that went on for miles and miles? Or a 180-page book (with report due!) that seemed as long as "War and Peace"? And your Dad's "Great Uncle" who came to visit? He was SO incredibly old he just had to have known Jesus.

Then we grew up and that clock we knew as children started speeding up. Faster and faster until all of a sudden - seasons, holidays, birthdays, deadlines... all seem to come at us like bullets from a machine gun.

And yet. . . we keep on telling ourselves "we still have time" to put it off one more day. That goal, that chore, that phone call, that written note. It'll be there tomorrow.

Just saying. . .

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Skip2tsr Premium
Hey Patti, sounds a little like an old song. I don't remember the name, about a Boy and his Dad.
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh yes, I remember that Skip! I think it's "The Cat's in the Cradle" by Cat Stevens?
"When you comin' home, Dad?"
"I don't know when. But we'll get together then."
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CarlaIves Premium
Very true observations, Patti. Time seems to be passing VERY quickly these days. Ken's right, it's not on our side. I used to say to Ray, "Hey, we'll do that when we get old." One day a few years ago, I started to say that and thought, "Hey, we ARE old!!!" So do it now, make it count, say what you need to say. Time is running short.
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Sugarbird Premium
HA! John and I have done the same thing, Carla! "Wait a minute - we ARE old! We're retired already!" Hate that part...
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JSakanee Premium
I think my great granny knew Jesus..:|..?
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JSakanee Premium
lol jk
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh yes, so did mine. In fact My Grandma Gracie knew Jesus when he was a small boy!! :) I think they played on swing sets together.
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Ken-Pringle Premium
This brings back great memories of youth.
And reminds me time is not on my side.
Great post, thank you Patti.
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Sugarbird Premium
Ken, that's so true! These past few years I've experienced things I didn't think would happen for another decade or more. It really does keep moving... no, not moving - JETTING - along. :0
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Michelle04 Premium
Patti, if you can just figure out how to stop the clocks, I'm begging you to let me know! lol Sometimes we put things off for so long, it becomes too late. Thank you for the food for thought! :) Michelle
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Sugarbird Premium
Oh boy, Michelle, and same here! If YOU figure out how to slow that clock down, you let me know! We'll both be millionaires! :)
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