It was cold, snowing , low tide and the docks were icy. Serena’s 92 year old grandmother insisted on walking all the way down to meet Sookie. She reached her frail hand out and put it on the deck and smiled. She had that distant look in her eyes, I don’t know where she went but you could tell it was a good place. Grandma cleared her throat and smiled at me. She is a salty little girl Alan I’d love to go sailing on her. Grandma is a sailor.
I could hear Serena quietly talking in the kitchen. She hung up the phone and walked into our temporary room with tears in here eyes. Grandma is in the hospital. At 92 she hasn’t given up or even slowed down for a single second. She has spent 92 years pursuing life and living every single second of it. Its sad around the house today but I cant help but to smile knowing she has followed her every dream, lived a thousand life’s and done what so few of us ever may, she did it her way.
I’m thankful for so many people in my life, the things I have and the experiences that come from them. Every wasted day of our our lives is another we can never get back. Excuses are easy to make we all make them every day. If you truly love the people in your life its your obligation to follow every single dream you have ever had. Its easy to say that money makes the world go round but it doesn’t, people do. Be generous, give your time, help out that friend that always seems to be so close but never quite there. Perhaps that person is you, look in the mirror every day and say I love you and mean it.
I wasn’t blessesd with any of the talents I wanted in life, but I truly am blessed. When my days come to an end and they will, celebrate with me because I always did what I could with what I had.
I still haven’t climbed Mt Everest but I have climbed many mighty mountains, and while I may not have summited all of them getting to the top is the smallest part of the journey.
“Do not indulge in dreams of having what you have not, but reckon up the chief of the blessings you do possess, and then thankfully remember how you would crave for them if they were not yours.”