it’s inevitable, you know?
i know it sounds all ‘Days of Our Lives’ ish to say it’s as sands thru the hourglass, but it’s rather true.
with the ending of one year and the ushering in of another, it always makes me stop and look back.
at where we’ve been.
what we’ve done.
where we’re going.
i don’t do New Year’s Resolutions, per se`.
but, i do like to be intentional.
about this life that is marching past right before my eyes.
i had thought i’d sit down and pull together a listing of my favorite pictures from 2011, but good grief! i must take too many pictures, because the files are never-ending!
but, one picture kept coming back to my mind.
it’s not professional quality, and to be honest, it will probably mean nothing to most of you.
but, i kept thinking about how quickly this life seems to be passing by, and about how it seems like yesterday i was sitting on my daddy’s lap, and, now it’s my kids doing that with both their daddy and mine.
when i took this picture, it was an instant favorite for me.
to me, it evokes memories and feelings deep.
i look at that watch on my dad’s wrist and remember him wearing a watch for as long as i can remember.
i look at that watch and my kids with my dad in the background and it’s somehow symbolic of the thing of time marching on.
one generation to the next.
i see my dad’s weather worn hands and my young, named-after-his-grandpa’s son sitting in his lap and i see the benefits of times march.
the benefits of the advancing of time bringing about wisdom that can be handed down from one generation to the next.
it’s sobering in a lot of respects, this marching of time.
but, even so, i want to live life aware of the o-so-many-benefits of gleaning from the march of time.
gleaning from the wisdom of those older and weathered by life’s marches.
gleaning from even the young around me who embrace each day, each little thing with abandon, unaware of times march.
my goals are being formed in my head.
my realities will form with each new day, with each little thing.
i want to embrace it, live in those moments.
march on time.
your beat is good.
to you and yours….
Happy New Year!