Year End: A Reflection


Happy new year with fireworks.It’s hard to believe this is the last day of 2012. This year has gone by so fast for me. My mother told me many years ago that it would happen. At the time I didn’t believe her but I have since learned she knew exactly what she was talking about.  The older you get the faster the time goes.

I think back when I was small and would ask how old I would be when I got out of school and just when that was going to happen. Then I couldn’t wait to turn 16 so I could drive a car legally. Since I lived in a very rural area, I started driving dirt roads when I was twelve. I was really big stuff once I got my licence. Then the next time I couldn’t wait for, was turning twenty-one. I wanted to be old enough to party with my friends.

Once I made it past twenty-one things began to speed up. I was married with two kids and time began to pass by too quickly. My children grew up at a great rate of speed.  Now my grand and great-grand children are doing they same thing, but it seems even faster.

I now know that each second we have on this earth is precious. I may not be here in twenty-five years or as far as that goes, I may not be here tomorrow. The New Year makes me very reflective of my life and all of my blessings. I’ve met a lot of very friendly, kind and wonderful people through WordPress. I’ve been able to share my writings as well as my thoughts on different topics. It has been a blessing to me to be able to share a part of me and my life as it is now.

I’ve also figured out that bad times happen, but it’s what we do during and after those times that matter.  Through the grace of God I’ve made it so far and I’m going to see another New Year, if God leaves me here one more day.  My hope and prayer is for everyone to have a safe, healthy, and Happy New Year.  Until next year.   Shirley

About shirleymclain930

I'm a retired RN enjoying my retirement to the fullest. I liked adventure and travel and making friends. I have 6 dogs and 1 cat. They are like having a house full of three years olds. Now for the rest of the story. My Granddaughter and her husband now live with us and they have 4 dogs and 4 cats along with a giant Flemish Rabbit. My Granddaughter has now added beautiful, Olivia to our household. My fourth Great Grandchild. They are a large part of my life and I can't imagine them not being around. I spend most of my time sitting in front of my computer working on my latest book or talking about Essential Oils. On the personal side, I'm married to a wonderful man who spoils me and I love it. I am very much a country girl. I love living on our 5 acres on Pole Cat Creek watching the deer and other animals occasionally stick their​ heads out of the trees. It's a fun life.
  • Great point about time, and that brings up another. Youth is wasted on the young. We had all that time and didn’t know what to do with it. Now that we have the wisdom to use our time wisely (sometimes).time seems to fly by. Of course the time is the same, it’s just our perception of it that’s different. I want to write a hundred books. Will I have the time to do that? I don’t have the answer to that, and only have control over my own production, now how much time I have to produce.

    • Youth is wasted on the young. Can you imagine what this world would be like if we had the mind and experience of what we have learned over the years. I don’t know why God planned things the way he has but I guess I’ll find out when I’m supposed to. Do you think the clock is faster for me because in my mind I know I’m on the downhill side of the mountain? Oh well, it is a question that will never be answered. Thanks for dropping by and leaving your comment. Happy New Year.

  • Happy New Year to you too, Shirley! May 2013 bring you all you wish for.

  • Thank you Serena, for stopping by and leaving me your New Year Wishes. I wish 2013 is all you want it to be also. Blessings

  • Pat says:

    Wishing you a Happy New Year too Shirley. It’s a time to reflect on the past but also a chance to wipe the slate clean and start a fres New Year.

    I know what you mean on how fast time goes. I always pictured it as a child and adolescent in their early years running up a steep hill as if they’ll never get there. They finally arrive, take a breath for a little while checking things out and having fun. Then, slowly the plateau starts to decline (not meaning negative) the way hills/mountains do – we’re on the downside. As you move down this hill the decline becomes more sharp making us go faster until we complete the journey and go back home.

    May all your dreams and wishes come true for 2013. 🙂

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