World providing me a great ride through life

Published: Wednesday, September 25, 2013 at 03:50 PM.

Being brutally honest, it’s really all about grandchild Bug, who will definitely make this season special. My wife Ann already is making plans and marking calendars. If Sundae and Shingo have any scheduling objections, that’s too bad.

Five-year-old Andrew has clear personal priorities. I’m sure Chuck E. Cheese will figure prominently in his itinerary, as will the Mike’s Farm hayride.

Having such a great ride in 2013 and into the future is a big deal to me. I’ve said many times I don’t like time flying by without grabbing some rings.

We’ve all heard, “Where’d the years go?” I won’t allow mine to coalesce into indistinguishable and uninteresting lumps because I was too clueless to make each year special while I was living it.

Ann and I have both been very blessed with good health and a shared recognition that all special times should be treasured from major vacations down to simple leisurely glasses of wine on a patio.

We all circle nature’s hourglass. Shoes always drop, and things always change. So I say worry little about the future and more about celebrating the present.

It’s a great world and I’m enjoying the ride. Life is good and recognizing unique values of the countless moments that comprise it enhances it exponentially.

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