One good thing about getting older is the ability to look back over time and see, more clearly, the road you've travelled. The places you don't want to revisit, the benefits of a hard climb up a mountain, the pit falls you've avoided in the name of failure.
I'm not totally unhappy with where I am right now. I am in reasonably good health, good shape and have overcome many obstacles. Hopefully there will be many good years ahead.
Everyday is a starting over point. Today I can choose to eat well, exercise, smile and do the best I can. OR I can choose not to do those things. It will be a day either embraced or wasted, my choice.
Some days are full of challenges, some days are full reward. I don't always get to choose what I do with my days and I think that's a good thing. Too much time can be a huge pit fall, for me at least.
I remember the days when I could get up and go, non-stop, until I dropped. Today, I have to choose wisely. Everything is different and I think I am starting to adjust. It's taken a lot longer than I thought it would.
Today I am trying to stay in the moment and refrain from looking too far down the road. Of course I am looking forward to vacation in October and a better outlook in 2017. That said, it is possible, today could be my last. It is true for all of us.
With that in mind, I go forth into the world, putting my best face forward. Fantasizing the freedom to be the best I can be today, let God worry about tomorrow, and smile.