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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Thursday, September 15, 2011

Mid Life Crisis

God it seems, never fails me. When I am in a quandary about something - he provides an answer - and for me it is usually written - either I get an email from someone or I get a quote from one of my daily sites.

This was what I received yesterday after I posted my post.

"If you pay attention at every moment, you form a new relationship to time. In some magical way, by slowing down, you become more efficient, productive, and energetic, focusing without distraction directly on the task in front of you.

Not only do you become immersed in the moment, you become that moment. ”

Michael Ray

Now I got to thinking (dangerous I know) after writing that yesterday and seeing the replies - that all we do when we are little is try to grow up and our parents finish the job! They tell us - "Grow Up!" "Don't act like a baby." "Don't be silly." At least that is what I got.

Okay we grow up - give up our childish ways - and we become serious adults. Okay we get in our 50's or 60's and realize - hey life - the years we have left - are on the down swing. What have I done with my life - my life is no fun. I've missed something.

Then I do believe most of us do deal with some mid-life crisis - not all of us buy a new red convertible - but I bet we have all asked is this all this is - in some of our retrospective thoughts.

If we keep a little F U N in our lives - we could counteract a big mid-life crisis. Right? I meant if we don't deliberately put some F U N in our lives we will turn sour! Like milk left out to long!

Hey if you can see this - do so - it is a Spirit Video called Sally. You might have to join - it is free and they send you a free one once a month and they are AWESOME - TRUST ME! It is definitely worth the effort.

Anyway I am going to make sure I put a little fun in my life every single day! Along with a lot of prayers!

Let's live every single minute God gives us!

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33 comments:

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Of course you'll keep the fun in your life. Look at all the great things you do - fun adventures and trips and restaurants. You're always up to something exciting, and I enjoy reading the things you share. :-)

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Sounds like great advice:@)

Kim said...

Very well said. I made a list of Fall Resolutions after Labor Day (instead of New Years) and the first thing on my list was to have more fun in my life.

That corgi :) said...

Love how God answers prayers like this, Sandie! And of course he never fails us; sometimes he is slow in answering, but he never fails us :)

Amen on putting some fun in our lives; been thinking about just exactly that too here; so lets go out and do something fun and interesting this weekend and then report back about it :)

betty

Jo said...

Seems like mid-life jumped on us early and is sticking with us longer,love you Sandy.

And to answer your question about cutting the sugar in my recipes,I used splenda and lots of sugar free items,I always read the labels in the supermarket,I buy items sweeten with splenda,and I try and never buy items with aspartame.

Sandra said...

amen sister, a very good sermon for us all. i am all for adding fun and also for living the moment, because who knows how many moments we have left, or the ones we love, their moments. also the strangers we meet, what if we are the last person they talk to or interact with, i need to focus on the pay it forward thing, i go through spurts of doing it then forget. thanks for the memory jog

Ann said...

Fun is the key when we are in our 50's or 60's. I have some grands that keep having fun. My Red Hat Group keeps me smilin too. Great advise.
Ann

Nancy said...

I found 'fun' morphs as I age. If we take the time to stop and smell the roses and live the moments...it's so satisfying.

Remington said...

Beth here....yep, being on the down hill swing as you call it I totally agree....we must enjoy every second God has blessed us with. Seems like when I was younger I was in such a hurry....now I actually take time to enjoy things....the video was GREAT! Isn't that the way some people are....the ending made me smile....thanks, my friend....

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Yes the mid life stuff is strange! I bought a tiny red car, 2 seater even:) I think we should have fun

Flora said...

Great thoughts to ponder... Slow down...thats what I have to do!

A Quiet Corner said...

Silliness and laughter can charm just about anyone! Make the best of it!...:)JP

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I know that reaching 60 has made me more aware that I am on the 'down side' of things. I'm trying to keep the fun in life and you my friend help me do that. Great post Sandie!
hugs,Linda

Catherine said...

That is a sweet little movie clip. It's sometimes hard to focus on the important things when we are focused on our own little world. Thank you for sharing this site! I am going to watch more movies later.
xo Catherine

Buttercup said...

Terrific thought. Nothing especially fun planned for today. I guess I need to find some fun for the day! Actually, it is fun chatting with you.

Ginny said...

YES! Kids are told not to be silly, and to act grown up and behave themselves, but we are taking their childhood away from them!! The video was wonderful!!!!! Do you think there was a deeper meaning than just what we saw?

Jill said...

Let's all choose to have more fun! :)

Eva Ason said...

You always keep the fun in your life, I really enjoy reading your posts. And in between you put in something really inspiring, I like that.
Enjoy your Day!
Hugs :)

Susan said...

That's a great idea, Sandie, to put a little fun in life every day. I try to do that, too. Take care, Susan

Thisisme. said...

Well my friend, to me you certainly seem to keep the fun in your life (apart from the dandelion blowing of course, but we'll quickly gloss over that!! Hee Hee!)Your posts always make us smile and are always filled with funny things, and then you find things to inspire us as well, so don't be too hard on yourself! Live, Laugh, Love.

Belle said...

I believe in fun. We all need a little fun each day. After I clean my house I think about what I could do that would be fun and then do it!

Walking on Sunshine... said...

Seems just like yesterday I was chasing my kids around and now my girl is in college. Life does pass by so quickly and I'm just now realizing I should have slowed down sooner! I'm going to try now!!!

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Ann said...

My theme song has always been the "toys r us" song because I don't want to grow up I'm a toys r us kid :) I'm a strong believer in holding on to your inner child and bringing it out regularly for a little sillyness

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

I deleted my earlier post as it was a bit "too flippant"...so to speak. :)
I didn't buy a convertable but did buy a Toyota pickup and love it. Little gray head, peeking under the steering wheel, petal to the metal..

Michaele said...

I agree with Lisa. I think you already do have fun. I hope you will share other fun things you do. Inspire us with ideas!

Together We Save said...

Oh yes we all need a little fun in our lives.

SweetMarie said...

I've always told my son that God is guiding you but, you must keep not only your eyes open but, also your heart.
The movie clip was very touching.
Sandie, Thank You for always inspiring me and touching my heart.

Pondside said...

Sometimes I forget about the necessity for fun - and by that time I'm a bit cranky and have to be reminded. Let's never give up having a little fun!

Debbie said...

That was a wonderful video. I touched my heart in the simplicity of it. I think you're right about the fun, too.

That's one thing that I has been lacking in my life lately, to be honest.

Tanna at The Brick Street Bungalow said...

Well said!! And, oh.my.goodness! there was some funny stuff in today's post!! LOL! That boy proposing on the roof scared the poo out of me and the girl! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Sandie! blessings ~ tanna

Just Stuff From a Boomer said...

Until I moved so far from my daughters and grandsons, I did have fun in my life. The last couple of years, not so much. I seriously have to rethink this. Terry and I will have to do more to make more fun moments. Thanks for the reminder. Life is not a dress rehearsal! Right?

Sharon said...

Good advice!

Life is too short, and too boring, and too hard sometimes. We need to remember to laugh and look for joy!

F eeling
U ndeniably
N utty

That's the definition of FUN for me!

;)