Tuesday, July 5, 2022

Just travelin' along, singin' a song. . . #T


Today is my birthday. Little kids still get excited about their birthdays, at least I hope they do. Iin my case, excitement is probably not the best word to describe my emotional state. Gratitude may be closer, or grateful to have been allowed to be an inhabitant of this orb all these years. I do thank the Lord in Heaven at the end of each day for having given me another day, and I thank Him when I rise in the morning for allowing me to see the light of another day. How much longer this will go on, I have no idea, for we may hope for a future, plan for the future, but we may not see the future, and specifically we are not allowed to see how many days we will yet be allotted. It is our responsibility, and to our benefit, to live each day as though it is our last day. So, what is it that you would like to do with the rest of your life? Do it now.

Old people may or may not be founts of wisdom, capable of offering great advice. But in any event, it is the case that they have lived a long time and have seen lots of days. So, talk to them. You just might learn something, and if you don't, the recipient of your attention will appreciate it in any event. If you talk nicely. And stay off the lawn.

"Many things about tomorrow, that I cannot understand. But I know Who holds tomorrow, and I know Who holds my hand" -- Ira F. Stanphill

The only way you can see I-88 is to travel to New York State, for that highway is contained entirely within that state. 

If you want to see somebody who is 88, stop by my house here in Perfect, Indiana, for today I have reached that milepost in my journey here on Earth.


Grace said...

Happy Birthday! 🎉 🎂

vanilla said...

Thank you, Grace!

Secondary Roads said...

Here I am. As usual, a day late and a dollar short.

A recently published peer-reviewed scientific study reveals that people who have more birthdays live longer. All the best to you, dear friend, from Sylvia and me.

vanilla said...

Oh, thank you, Chuck. And I received your greetings on "the other" social medium on my birthday.

Jim Grey said...

I'm not sure how I missed this -- I happened to think this morning that I hadn't seen a post here for some time so I came to look. And here you are. Happy 88, ten days late!

vanilla said...

Thank you, Jim, for checking in on me, and thank you for the good wishes. I have pretty much let the blog slip into oblivion, I fear, as I, like so many others finally caved to fb. Lacy David N JoAnn I still try to keep this alive by occasional posting.