Posts Tagged ‘ live life fully ’

NOW IS ENOUGH

Nov 27th, 2012 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

Working out an agreement with everyday opportunity is like making a major purchase. Everyday offers a new bargain, a chance to live it or dread it, an occasion to invest ourselves in whatever comes. Unless your disposition works against you, the day ahead is like a bank account full of money. You may spend it as you wish. You can’t invest it, because tomorrow it will be gone. You can’t give it to someone else, they have their own. You can’t horde it, time is fleeting and slips by suddenly and without warning.

So today, now is enough. It offers time to do whatever we feel like doing. It lends to us the very essence of what life is all about. And, do not doubt it, it is a loan. For there is nothing we can do with it that will preserve it beyond the contributions we make by spending it lavishly and well on doing and being and caring and living out a life of purpose and fulfillment now.



Seniors: Mortality’s Reminders

Mar 25th, 2011 | By Dr Jerry D Elrod | Category: Senior Moments Blog

It was” deja vu all over again,” to quote one of the immortals, Yogi Berra. With the passing of Elizabeth Taylor the other day, the drama of our own lives seems to be replayed. Remembering her and her movies, a ritual that engages us with all celebrities, pulls at our heart strings, sentiments, and awareness of the passage of time. Can it be we have lost another one with whom we shared life, if only on the screen?

Every year around December 31, the roll call is repeated of the ones we knew and now have faded from the scenes of our own lives. And, every time, we mourn their passing, for it is, albeit, a recognition of our own imminent demise. It is said that Liz, a name she deplored, outlived her obituary writer, as did Bob Hope. Perhaps all of us would like to do that. But, for most of us, our’s hasn’t been composed yet.