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Topic: Twilight Years of Life (07/02/09)
TITLE: Twilight Years Of Life (i)
By Laurie Gagne
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Twilight years are the years our lives begin to fade, or so we think. They are the years we spend more time looking back than we do looking ahead. More of our life is behind us, not ahead of us.
If we have been blessed with a good life, one we are happy with, even though we faced a difficult time here or there, then we will have no regrets, we did the best in life we could. Many people however live with regrets, conjuring up thoughts of what they could have done differently, how they could have made life for themselves and those around them better.
In the twilight years of life there is time to reach out and grab life, taking your regrets in hand, one at a time and doing your best to rectify them or at least trying to. If you owe someone money, pay them, if you have hurt someone, apologize to them, any bad decision can be made right. God tells us this, He tells us to have hope, to persevere even in times of trouble.
Of course once you start down the road of making things right, it can become rather bumpy, especially when it comes to relationships. I am not saying to put yourself in harms way to rectify a regret, use wisdom, be smart in going about making regrets vanish.
I suggest to you that the battle you may face is worth every difficult second it may take. It is worth every ounce of energy you can muster and let’s face it, energy is sometimes not what it once was. We have to go to bed earlier and earlier at night no longer able to stay out until all hours and be productive the next day. We will need a nap to make it through the day nowadays.
Now, in the twilight years of life is the time to settle your life, to come to an understanding of Gods grace in your life and the mercy He has shown you. I am living in the twilight of my life and I am finding them to be some of the absolute best years of my life. I can take the time to see the beauty God has surrounded us all with.
It is time to write that book you have always wanted to, or take a trip you have been putting off, spend time with people you really care about, or any number of life’s adventures, large or small.
In the twilight years a new beginning can be found.
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