This picture was of the sunset on Thursday evening
It's FANTASTIC Friday!
FANTASTIC: Wonderful or superb; remarkable: extraordinarily good or great
Life takes on new meaning when we invest ourselves in others
Many people find that when they retire they have nothing meaningful to do with their time. I'm one that has so many things to do that I'll never have enough time to do it all. Besides having a large family, I love to do many things. But I do find that those times I spend with my family are often the best ones.
Sometimes the help I give them is only that of helping them to celebrate a special date like a birthday or anniversary, other times I do a little baby sitting or cook something for them. I don't like to be a meddling parent or in law so most of the time I wait for them to let me know how I can help, but there are times in all their lives when I think the most important thing I can do is just to be there for them.
I've learned to be very flexible and often have found my plans changed, but one thing I do have is lots of time so if plans change, I don't ever worry about what I didn't do, but consider it a privilege to be able to go where I'm needed or to do what needs done.
This past April when I watched DS#6's little one while they worked, I found myself busier than I'd been in a long long time, but I loved every moment of it. They thanked me for my help but really it was I who was thankful to them for letting me do that. I've never had that much time with any of my other grand children. I would love to have a month every year with each of them.
This morning I'm alone as I am much of the time, but I'm cooking for some of my family that will be here by dinner time this evening and that makes it a FANTASTIC Friday for me.
I hope it's a FANTASTIC one for you too!