A lifetime ahead of you…

 

I start uploading this image and gaze upon the flyer notifying me of my 40th year high school class reunion.  Where did the years go?

  • I was in pretty good physical shape in high school, but now parts of me jiggle when I walk.
  • In high school, when I appeared to have confidence I was probably faking it.  Now I just admit it when I’m lacking.
  • While I’m not attending a formal “school,” I still enjoy learning and growing in experiences and knowledge.  It’s just that now when I learn something new, it takes longer and something old has to go.
  • As a senior in high school, I thought it would be an eternity until I would be old, like 30-year-old people.  And now here I sit at 58 and it doesn’t feel old at all. (Today, anyway)
  • Now I realize my parent were much smarter and “in tune” with the world than I ever gave them credit for at age 17.
  • In high school I was afraid of the end of the world, which I attribute to growing up with the Cold War and Vietnam Conflict featured every night on the one channel that came in clearly.  American body count and Viet Cong body count were the leading statistics. Guess the last domino didn’t fall, after all, since we are still a democratic society.
  • But, I really would like to visit Vietnam now…

The last year of high school… a-h-h-h-h…

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Photo by Joyce Meyer

…and a lifetime ahead of you.

 

 

 

 

4 thoughts on “A lifetime ahead of you…”

  1. I was talking to someone the other day and forgot that I’d all ready had my 40th class reunion….seriously…I thought it was coming in a couple more years….NOT my 45th 😦

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  2. Love the photo, Joyce! As well as the reflections.

    There is no way to help youth realize how quickly their life will slip past them unless they have an experience that makes them think about it.

    But once I acknowledged that my lifetime was a vapor, the days, weeks, months and years became sweeter!

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