ALPHA and OMEGA

“YOU ONLY LIVE ONCE”

Ever wonder who comes up with these sayings? So many of us use these dandies each and every day; for the most part, without thought, these blurbs come rumbling out in a sense of protesting our worldliness.

But how many of us really pay attention to these time-held-wonders of thought? Not too many…

Ever hear of a man named: Adam Marshall? Of course you haven’t! Adam is the man who blurbed out the infamous saying about living for today, as tomorrow may not ever come about.

In fact, the exact saying he made is: “You only live once; but if you live it right, once is enough.”

As I get ready for pension, over the next few months, I have been contemplating many things – the fact that I will be entering the world of “fixed incomes” and the fear of someday maybe having to go back to work. We all think of these issues sooner or later. Planning for retirement is a full time thought as one gets closer to the exit date.

This winter I planned not to take a vacation, not to use any vacation time, so I could exit sooner and have that much more money for retirement; given the contemplations of taking the grand kids to Disney this spring – the cost therein etc. and etc.

My sister called last week and notified us she is getting married in the Dominican Republic early next year and that if we were interested we were more than welcome to attend the do.

Mind whirling, I could not decide. Save for retirement or do as Adam says and live for today…

We leave early in the new year for Punta Cana to a Five Star resort to attend my little sister’s wedding…to hell with tomorrow!

It is said that there is “A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted” (Ecclesiastes: 3.2). It is my time to live life to its’ fullest…Reservations are a done deal!!!


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