Monday, June 1, 2015

Halfway There

It’s June 1st already!
Can you believe it?
We’re almost halfway to Christmas!
Yes, only six short months from now, we’ll all be in the Christmas mode – holiday music playing all around us; decorations glowing from stores and homes, and because it’ll still be early enough so that it’s not too stressful, most of us will be in a jolly mood, making plans for the big day with love in our hearts.
However, we still have summer vacations, the 4th of July, Labor Day, Halloween and Thanksgiving before the snow starts flying and the Christmas decorations begin to twinkle.
But make no mistake – it will go fast. As soon as the last firecracker pops on the Fourth of July, you may as well make your Christmas list and start shopping.
The stores will begin to advertise “back to school” attire along with pumpkins and other Halloween paraphernalia, and whether it’s really time or not, we’ll start to feel the pressure. Last year, one of the TV stations started running Christmas movies 24/7 on the last day of October and played them until after Christmas.
Even I, the ultimate fall and holiday freak, was extremely tired of the gushy Christmas stories playing over and over and was glad when they stopped.
No matter how quickly time passes, and it does seem to pass faster as we get older, there’s nothing we can do to change it so we may as well try to enjoy it.
Someone once said, “Time is like a river. You cannot touch the same water twice because the flow that has passed will never pass again.”
Cherish every moment!



Linda said...

Absolutely beautiful, Peggy! Time really does go too fast and you're right, there's nothing we can do to change it. We should all take your advice and try to enjoy it.

Dennis J. said...

very nice, Peg! Time is going too fast for sure, and when you put it into perspective for us, we can see that the holidays will be here before we know it.

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Jeanette Simmons said...

You're fantastic Peggy! I read everything you write because I can be so down in the dumps and your words always make me fee better. Thanx!

Sam said...

I love this so much, especially the time quotes at the beginning and end. You are an artist Peggy!

Karen Frazier said...

So true!