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Floating On Air

Updated on September 20, 2016

Riding The Wind

Both are wonderful

Exciting and thrilling at the same time

Enjoying what other people don't see

Even though they feel it constantly

If we change our perspective

Our reality changes too

Loving life comes automatic

As easy as acorns falling to the ground

When the time is right

You can hear them drop

One by one

Other times you may see their presence

As they have fallen quietly unnoticed

Maybe secretly during the night

We are all born with a pair of eyes to see

A pair of ears to hear

A pair of lungs to breathe

A pair of hands to feel

A pair of feet to stand

How we use these God given gifts is up to us

We can be wise and do so much

We can be foolish and take everything for granted

One day we may not be as fortunate

The beauty of life may of lost it's shine

Before it's too late

Enjoy all the things life has to offer

The years pass by quickly

I myself have seen 51 years drift away

Just beginning my 52nd year

I stop to ponder

What things habe I missed

I return my focus on what I have enjoyed and loved

This is where I feel my greatest strengths

As I open my eyes to see

Like so many times before

What incredible views light up my world

Listening to sounds as if they are new

What I do from here on out is my choice

As it has always been

Is it possible to double the years I have had ?

Some people think unlikely

Already I have friends and family pass away before me

What I plan to do

Is appreciate every breath

Experience every touch

In this way

Live my life in wonder

What comes next compared to what has come before

Reliving all the good

Letting the bad be my best teacher

Always leading me back in the right direction

Till my final breath

Where I can say

My body and mind have taken me so many places

What a fantastic life it has been

How many people if they had the chance ?

Would lwant to do their life different

It took me all of three seconds to decide

Can I please have a ticket

I want to take this ride

I would love to do it all over again


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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I still think I'm in my twenties until my body reminds me who are you kidding. I am also very happy I lived when I did and experienced so much in my life. i would love one day to talk and trade stories and see how much we both remember and how much we forget. Thank you for reading and giving me such wonderful birthday wishes. Have a beautiful day.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 19 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Happy Birthday and may all your best wishes come true! I have passed you by s number of years. Even though I live life to the fullest and I enjoy what I do I am quite anxious about passing that next threshold into the 60s. I believe when my birthday comes round next March I will probably feel like doing what one of my best friends did when she passed into her 50s. She said she would sit down and slowly drink a cold glass of champagne and contemplate how she got to be as old as she is. I still say age is but a number still it can be daunting just to think about it. Like, hey, wasn't I just in high school yesterday????

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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Vocal coach In between all my grammar errors and my continued change of thoughts you still follow me. I am so happy.I make some correction as I go and the rest are a reminder to myself every day life is not perfect and neither should we be. There are so many more important things to care about. Where will are next smile come from ?How many times can we laugh in one day? How many nice thoughts can we think about at one time? My list is endless. I can think of nothing nicer than having a friend read something I wrote and vice versa. A feeling of calm and peace travels through my body at the speed of light. Now that's amazing. That leads me to many more discoveries. There goes my day. How is your day unwinding ? Wishing you fun and creative times . Happy Thursday. Thank you so much.

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      Audrey Hunt 19 months ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      I cherish every minute of every day. What a privilege it is to enter the final chapter of my life, some call it old age, and still have the presence of mind to enjoy natures gifts and family.

      Is everyday perfect? Goodness no. But I have the choice to still count my blessings and forge onward.

      I love what you've written here. Thank you my friend for all the up-lifting messages you share here on HP.

      God bless you everyday in every way.


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      DREAM ON 19 months ago

      Michael -Milec Each day we make choices in all areas of our life. Deciding what we plan to do. Where we end up is not always our choice. Gods plan reveals itself in all different ways. The love in life that we experience is only a small amount compared to Gods love. It is the closest I can be to God. Always increasing and giving me the freedom to think and open to more. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a beautiful night.

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      Michael-Milec 19 months ago

      Comprehensive, exhibiting feelings of nostalgia.

      Happy birthday Michael, may the blessings of the Almighty be with you all the days of your earthly journey. Soon you will reach half way to the final sunset, occasionally strenghtened by memories "focusing on what I have enjoyed and loved. Many are depraved of age we are going through, a graceful opportunity to finish course 'in the right direction,' - confirmed by your heartfelt poetry.

      Take that ride safely and do it again, and again...

      Peace with us.