Be glad of life because it gives you the chance to love and to work and to play and to look up at the stars
Henry Van Dyke
Due to the fact that we had mostly rain all day on Sunday, I had plenty of time to think about what I'd write about today
It's Labor Day here, which is a day to rest from our labors and I think to also celebrate the work we do.
All of us, even retired people like me, do have some kind of work to do. It's a great feeling to be able to do things that matter to you. I often pray for the elderly in our society that really cannot do much of anything.
I used to visit one of our church members in a nursing home and if you've never been to one of those, it is an eye opener. The lady I visited was unable to see much or hear much and spent most of her days in a wheel chair or in bed. I knew her before she'd become that way and it was sad to see how she'd become nothing but a shell of her former self.
Age does have a way of doing that to us sometimes. It made me realize that I have to do what I can while I can, because some day I too could be just like her.
Being fit and well is a true blessing that most folk don’t fully appreciate until they lose it. Treasure your health.
Think about all the stuff you would be forced to miss out on without good health. Squeeze every drop of benefit from being fit and well, right now while you can. The day will arrive, sooner or later, when you’ll need to slow down. You might end up wishing you’d done a lot more while you were able.
A job is what we do for money; work is what we do for love.
I have slowed down, but I can still do just about everything, it just takes me longer.
I'm happy to say there is life in me yet to work, to play, and I can still look up and see the stars. All these blessings make for a MERRY Monday here at my house.
I hope today is a MERRY one for you too! Celebrate the work we can still do.
HAPPY LABOR DAY!