Second chances….

I was looking at my phone, checking the calendar to see what I had scheduled for the next few days. At the hospital where I am employed, I work ten hours a day for 7 days in a row, then, I am off for 7 days. Those days I am working are full of mostly sleeping, studying and being a solicitous wife, coupled with my domestic goddess duties. Once those days are done and my carefree week arrives, I find myself wanting to do a few things that do not involve work of any kind. It is my intent to keep my calendar free so I can take a short trip or just be lazy and avoid any responsibilities that involve more than lifting a spoon to my mouth!

After scanning through the month, I did not see anything that seemed to warrant my attention. I asked my husband, who has retired, what were his plans for this particular day. He mentioned that his friend was picking him up to go to their church today for a funeral. After telling me who the person was, I only vaguely remembered her. However, I was caught up in the tragedy of the story of how the son died on Tuesday and the mother on Friday. Instead of one coffin, there would be two.

Now, think about it. They aren’t checking their calendars today. Not trying to figure out what bills need to be paid. Not worrying about whether they need to repair something, throw something out, start a task that is long overdue, make some calls to some(any) of those aggravating family/friends who frustrate you, walk the dog, clean the kitty litter, wash the dishes, cook dinner, pick a place to go get dinner, go to work, tend their gardens, pick up around the house, get a hug from someone special, give a hug, get a kiss, give a kiss, laugh/frown/cry/scream/sleep/poop/pee/walk/run/sit/complain/bathe/shower, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing.

Boomer wisdom wants you to think about it. Right at this moment, you have an infinite number of options available to you. To be happy, to be angry, to be mean, or be kind, to be content or be forever unsatisfied with your lot in life. But, the thing is that right now, you have within you, the ability to change those things in your life that aren’t positive or helpful or loving or conducive to moving you further down the road to your purpose, the real reason why you are still breathing right now. It is good for you(me/us) to remember that one day nothing will be an option for you. Nothing, nothing, nothing.

Everyone that knows me, know that I love sunsets. Why?

Because after every sunset, is the dawn of second chances. Your best life awaits, but, it won’t wait forever.

Blessings to you all!


Happy boomer gal ( read smart, feisty, quirky, adventuresome, funny, sassy woman of a certain generation) willing to share my journey and advice with anyone who would not repeat my mistakes. Happy to fully disclose the joys and pitfalls of love at any age, the desire to age well, and the joys inherent in every day. Utilizing poetry, photography, and whatever creative entity that would bring a smile to a hurting heart. Author, wife, mother, sister, daughter, friend, humanitarian, exhorter, educator, activist, student, Christ-follower, adventure seeker, pharmacist. Hoping to give all and use all I am for the good of others. Come along. The journey may be difficult, but, it will always be an interesting adventure!

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