Monday, February 20, 2012

RISING -- NOT DECLINING

I happened upon an article this morning that was particularly inspiring to me. It was written by Sherman Yellen, a successful screenwriter, playwright and lyricist, who just turned 80 and concerns his happiness in reaching that milestone and all the blessings he appreciates at that advanced age. Find it here: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/sherman-yellen/sherman-yellen-aging_b_1287692.html.

What he had to say resonated with me. I'm not "rising 80" quite yet, but it's not far off -- less than three years.

Mr. Yellen looks back on a very successful life, and even though I haven't attained to the same levels of success and wealth as he, I feel the same way about my life. Overall, I'm very pleased with where I am. I don't waste my now limited time nursing regrets. Time is too short for that!

It's great to achieve advanced age and still be able to do what you love to do. I love to write. I love to learn. I love to be involved as much as possible.

I can do it all, thanks to modern technology and communications. It's a wonderful time to be alive! Every morning is a gift of a new day to learn, to be involved, to nurture the creative juices!

In so many ways, I feel like my life is just now getting going. Finally, I see the world and reality more clearly than ever before -- and I'm free to express what I see. The blinders that led me in false paths early in life have fallen away and continue to fall away the more I grow and learn. I'm old in body but young in knowledge, understanding and a bit of wisdom.

What a great day to be alive!

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