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Meanderings and Wanderings

Apr 8th, 2014 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Sojourns offer many opportunities for discovery and adventure. Having been so long away from this column, I wonder if there will be any at all who will find me here, waiting for their compliment of a visit, however brief.

Contemplation is deserving of discipline. Therefore, having sat idle for so long, I cannot be sure to be capable of such a requirement. It is so easy to surrender to the temptation of laziness. With so many out there responding to the urgings of having something worthwhile to say, one wonders how can it be that something motivating might flow from this medium. Having hidden away ideas and occasional spurts of



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 6/3/12

Jun 3rd, 2012 | By admin | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Senior citizens enjoy reveling in their memories, and every day offers something memorable about it. Friday was our daughter’s birthday. That delicious mature woman who has translated her life into an active professional career, has demonstrated the skills of motherhood, has evidenced sensitivity in numerous ways. She is worthy of more than a pat on the back, particularly right now. She went through back surgery last week. She is now dealing with the after affects of surgery and recovery.

Two other nieces also celebrate their birthdays on June first. They are equally deserving of our remembering their accomplishments and remarkable personalities. My guess is that it is almost impossible for any of us to identify a date and for there not to be something peculiar, particular and poignant about that date.



2012: ENTERING THE HALF WAY POINT

Jun 1st, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

The rapidity with which time passes never seems to be put in check. It just rolls on and on. Today, right now, we are on the cusp of the half way point in a year that only started a hiccup ago. Now we are staring down the barrel of 100 degree temperatures, hurricanes and longer days, but what turns out to be days that turn into months and finally autumn.

Why time seems to be consumed so quickly and days turn into nights and nights turn into yesterdays, I don’t know. Trying to make sense of it, I only discover I am wasting more time trying to figure out the mystery of time’s passing, while it eats away at our lives. Slow down. Find a way to make 24 hours stretch into more time to enjoy, less to regret its passing, more to relish, less to disappear, and where, we don’t seem to know.



JUST FOR SUNDAY: 5/20/12

May 20th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Life is more than taking up space. Assigned your desk in your early school experience, you were really being given the place where all kinds of magic could happen. You were then, just as now in your senior years, being encouraged to reach out to the world and grab what comes along.

Life is a series of taking up space, but it is richer and more wondrous when it is grabbed with gusto and shared with enthusiasm. Life is filled with space taking, but it is fuller when that space taking becomes more than standing on line or filling a seat or waiting your turn. What you do with yourself while you are engaged in taking up space is really what defines life. Giving in to boredom and wasting life offers unhealthy ways to see who you are and what you can be.