The Days Dwindle Down

I don’t know what it was that caused me to feel so melancholy this morning. Perhaps it was the music I was listening to–old songs from, what seems like, eons ago or something I saw that tugged at a thread of memory.  And although my spirits were uplifted by the beautiful fall colors alongside the road, something kept dragging me back, becoming wistful once again.

I know full well it’s because of the season, everything dying,  colors disappearing daily, cooler nights. I thought of all those things I was going to accomplish this past summer. One shouldn’t wait for things to happen, should one?

I never understood the person who sleeps until noon–all that time wasted, all the friends missed, early morning walks gone, paintings  unfinished, gardening left for another day . . .

We have only this  life, and I don’t want to have that sense that I missed something.

As Mother Teresa said:

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is bliss, taste it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.

Don’t walk away from it!

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