It’s taken me a whole lifetime to come to the conclusion and admit that I am a senior citizen. The adventures and discipline of youth; the struggles and successes of middle age; the pain and pleasures of maturity; and the loneliness and tranquility of aging all make up the fire through which I passed to get me here today. I’ve always been one to live sanely hour after hour and day after day. Oh, I’ve had my moments. But if I had to do it all over again, I would have more of them—a whole lot more of them!
It has often been said that just as you can’t unfry an egg—you can’t relive your life. But, isn’t it worth thinking about? If I could live my life over, I would pay way more attention to the occasional rainbow and the daily sunsets. I would gather more daisies, plant more roses, and climb more trees. I would seek out friends who inspire relaxation and fun. I would go to more dances, plan more parties, and keep later hours.
If I had my life to live over, I would start going barefoot a little earlier in the spring and stay that way a little longer in the fall. I would pet more dogs, hold more cats, and ride more horses. I would catch more fish, nap in more hammocks, and swim in more lakes. And yes, if I had my life to live over, I would reverse my diet—more chicken fried with gravy and less bran and probiotics.
No, we can’t live our life over but we can live it differently. At the Senior Center, we plan activities to help us do just that.
With summer almost gone and fall on its way, we encourage you to get out more and stop in at our center. We would be happy to show you around. We’d be even happier to get you involved at our facility. Think about it. But don’t think too long. Act now and have some fun moments in that life you’re living now!
Bailey County Senior Citizens Center