Healthy, active trees grow and develop in their spring and summer days, and display their achievement in the fall. They produce oxygen that literally ignites our lives, and provide a colorful kaleidoscope for which we appreciate, and give thanks. If trees had consciousness, would they be thankful for the opportunity, and grateful for our recognition of a “job well done?”
Even though fall leaves are beautiful, we know autumn leads directly to winter cold and less daylight hours, making beauty and melancholy neighbors in time…like the last days of a beach vacation, or the last cookie in the jar.
At one of our recent Sheri & Bill performances, we entertained a group of seniors who were mostly in the winter of their years. From their perspective, we were young and beautiful, and our music was the Mormon Tabernacle Choir and Manheim Steamroller rolled into one symphony–which isn’t too shabby considering there are only two of us! Then it hit us: our senior audience was thankful for that very moment in time, because, they weren’t sure how many more (if any!) “next days” would come. It was today, and… “Today is my favorite day!”
Doesn’t it seem that life becomes more precious when there is less left of it?
When we were “Spring Chickens,” we seldom made long term plans…our plans made it as far as “When will the rain stop?” or “What’s for fun this weekend?”, or maybe “How many shopping days till Christmas?”
Now as young seniors in our 60’s in the “autumn” of our years, what great personal power it is to be thankful for today, and each living moment. Sense it, grasp it, and savor each sensation! We are thankful for getting up in the morning, for our families, our friends, beautiful sunrises and sunsets, air in our tires, a warm cup of coffee, a fresh air jog, and especially for our good health…things great and small!
As we choose each day to lead Active Senior Lifestyles, we are able to take a more robust and long term view of our lives. We continue to make new plans and set new goals to look forward to and achieve year after year, sharing our positive influence with those around us. We are thankful for the path we travel on the way to where and when we decide to go. We are thankful for opportunities, thankful for new experiences, and thankful for the old and new friends who enrich our lives every day, every season!
A Lifetime of Happy Thanksgiving from our home to yours! Positively speaking, singing and dancing, Sheri & Bill Eppright
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