So here you are, you’ve reached that certain milestone in your life that is called middle age… and you’re thinking to yourself… WOW, that sure didn’t take long. Believe me I know… I’m there too, I will be 49 in March.
As this time in my life has quickly came upon me, it’s really got me thinking about “The Clock Of Life!” You see, when I was younger and in my 20′s and 30′s this wasn’t something I gave much thought too, getting older. I knew it would happen someday, but I never knew how fast it would happen… and now here we are… middle age!
For myself as I approached my 40′s I knew life was just whizzing by, but I still never really gave it any thought… then I lost my mom at age 41. It wasn’t about my age that bothered me, it was my mom’s, she was only 57 years old when she died.
Now I’m approaching my 50′s, and I think to myself all the things mom wanted to do and never got a chance to do in her lifetime. Her and Dad always wanted to go to Nashville, to the Grand Ole Oprey House… never happened for either one of them. It makes me so sad to know that dreams mom and dad had for their lives never happened.
Take Inventory Of Your Life
So, as I thought about my own life and started taking inventory of what I’ve done and what I still wanted to do… all I could see was my own clock of life just ticking by… it really started scaring the hell out of me. As I’m talking to you right now… I want you to really take my story and relate it to yours…
I talk about my mom and losing her, which ripped my heart out… and in the past 10 years, I’ve lost over 15 other people, young and old. My dad just this past Sept, he was only 67… so life was really giving me a wake up call…
Now let’s talk about you, what kind of adversity have you had to deal with in your life? Are you content with your life, have you did the things that you’ve always wanted to do? Maybe you’re not getting close to middle age, but you’ve had many adversities in your life, how have they affected you?
So, I’m not here to talk to you about me, my life, my losses… only to share with you what truly was my wake up call to see how fast the hands were spinning on what I call… My Clock Of Life!
20 Words That Can Change Your Life
The clock of life is wound but once,
And no man has the power
To tell just when the hands will stop
At late or early hour.
To lose one’s wealth is sad indeed,
To lose one’s health is more,
To lose one’s soul is such a loss
That no man can restore.
The present only is our own,
So Live, Love, toil with a will –
Place no faith in ‘Tomorrow’ –
For the clock may then be still.
As you take a look around you, what do you see? Have you thought about your own clock of life and how fast life is passing you by? Is there things that you really want to do before it’s to late? Ask yourself this, who do I want to spend my time with… what do I want to see? Is it going to happen or is it still just a dream that you have?
See, I had many dreams, desires and hope for myself and my family, but I had no idea how I was going to make it happen in my life. Then one day I woke up and said to myself… Okay…today is the day that I take control of this life I’ve been giving. No more messing around, time is a wasting and I have to find out for myself if I have it in me to succeed…
So now I want to ask you, what do you feel about your life, is it all that it could be? Or are you just wasting time, believing you have tomorrow to begin to live the life you were meant to live? We never know if we have tomorrow, so let’s live for today!
Take inventory of your life, my dear friend, and see beyond all the adversities, struggles and know that it can be all that you ever wanted it to be… BELIEVE! Trust yourself!
I’m glad you allowed me into your life today, and my true passion is to help you to go beyond what you think is possible. So if I gave you some hope and you enjoyed this blog post today, please share it with your friends on facebook and twitter or any of your other favorite social media sites.
Have a wonderful and blessed day,