Sunday, January 3, 2010
Traces of life.
Even if we have not made new resolutions, maintaining our current status requires heavy maintenance. Sometimes, it takes all our energies to go through the day in one piece.
I'm not complaining.
Not now that I'm retired.
I'm actually tasked with too much time on my hands.
Too many hours of leisure.
Too much food to be consumed before it spoils.
Too many blessings to list in my nightly prayers.
I have the time to be engaged in as many activities as I want.
I have the luxury to pick and choose.
I can say no to chores.
I can spend my day any way I want.
Sometimes I have to pinch myself. And that's the time to write my memoir, to retrace my steps, to tell my story before it all becomes a blur. It's the time to share the journey of my life before my life requires heavy duty maintenance again.
If you feel like it, and you have the leisure to read, you may want to follow me:
If you are in your senior years, you too ought to retrace your steps, leave breadcrumbs of memory for your grandkids to map your journey. They are not likely to sit down and listen now. They may not be interested in your story until you have passed. But, you wrote it down, and it will be available when curiosity strikes.
So, start today:
Tell it in your own words, while you have the time, while heavy maintenance is still in the future.