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I Forgot About That

Updated on August 1, 2017

Other Times It Seems To Creep On By

There is only so much we can do

On any given day

We can make plenty of wishes

That will only come true

In the Land Of Make Believe

Real life takes action

Lots and lots of action

Most of the time it goes unnoticed

Why ?

Because as people think so much

What we plan on doing today

What we didn't do yesterday

What we don't want to do

Each thought creates a whole list of thoughts

Then there are our dreams

That keep on coming back often

It can be our inspirations that lead to our future

Sometimes we have nightmares

Of things we are afraid of

Even the unknown we are not sure of

Then we meet people with their own dreams and desires

That might charge our own thoughts

At the same time it can take us in a whole different direction

Even way off track

If we make plans it seems to help

Stay organized and focused

Even though they can be a sad reminder of things we didn't get to do

Busy with work

Spending time with our family

Finding time to sleep

Trying to exercise and stay healthy

Living life the best way we know possible

Dealing with sickness and tragedy

The small mishaps and injuries

That keep us always guessing

Adding in our day to day chores

Throwing in two weeks vacation a year

Back to dreaming

Retirement will soon be here


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    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Gypsy Rose Lee I try to think and feel like I am retired now and just go to work to give me something to do. I have thirteen years of practicing for the real retirement. I hope and pray your situation will get better. Retirement should be something special and enjoyed. Another phase of our life that has it's benefits and rewards. Thank you for the insight. I appreciate all the insiders views. I want you both to have a lovely day..

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      17 months ago from Riga, Latvia

      Retirement isn't all it's cracked up to be. My hubby retired to minimal pension. Our financial problems escalated and we are just attempting to drift through life. I suggest that you buy a small tropical island, build a hut and then retire.

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      MsDora In life we are all trying to get to the other side. Some sooner than others. All I want to do is make this time as rewarding and loving as possible. Most people never talk about it. It is the way life is and has been for many years before I came and will be many years after I'm gone. If we could all just see our inner greatness than it would be a lot easier. Until then I am going to keep poking until I hit the right spot. Ouch not there. Oh that tickles. Having fun along the way. Thank you for reading and sharing. May today be nice. Tonight be fine. Then tomorrow something really marvelous. A one of a kind.

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      Dora Weithers 

      17 months ago from The Caribbean

      "It can be our inspirations that lead to our future." I think those inspirations are active in our dreams as well as in our reality--only seemingly forgotten temporarily. So philosophical and thought-provoking!

    • DREAM ON profile imageAUTHOR

      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Michael-Milec I love the way you share your day to day retirement fun and experiences. Making great use of your time and energy is a must do. Listening to both you and Nellieanna gives me much to appreciate. I am glad you made out great at the dentist. Doctors and dentists are so important. Each day is another chance to enjoy and share life. Nobody knows what the future will hold. I do see today is my view into a looking glass of what I would love to see. I let my happy and positive thoughts be my guide. I know the world has it's troubles and in time I pray that people will start figuring out ways to help other people more than to hurt. I see so much good that we all can create. It is hard for me to understand why people would want to do anything different. Thank you for your comments over the years. That continue to help me embrace God and live a happy life.

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      DREAM ON 

      17 months ago

      Nellieanna Retirement is only twelve years away. I keep telling work I have nineteen more years. That will give me fifty three years. I think that's enough time at one job. Back at the ranch I write about what I am enjoying right now. I don't have a real ranch just my house is a ranch style. I think in my mind I have acres and acres like the show the Bonanza. It was a popular t.v. show when I was small. Their ranch was called the Ponderosa. I loved that program and they would ride horses every day. Well my ranch has front and a back yard and the neighbors chickens walk through. I have birds and a few squirrels and chipmunks running across my back deck.. A little garden, flowers and grass. I have an imagination that can take me anywhere in the world. Best of all I have a loving wife to share the littlest moment of joy. We both work hard and try our best and continue to do the right thing. Helping those we can and bless the world with all the love we are capable of. I have always loved how magnificent each day turns out. Many far different than I planned. One thing is for certain I am so blessed with you and so many online friends who continue to share their thoughts and wonderful talents. I am at a loss at words and still think if I close my eyes you can feel my love. Thank you. Have a beautiful day and make today different or better in some small way.

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      17 months ago

      Well summarized real importance of honoring life’s scheduled achievements , and we know we are falling behind with accomplishing "them all". Some accomplishments go slower as we getting older. No one could offer me an extra hour a day after eightieth birthday, now I am learning how easy it is to leave out none essentials, taking "first things first". ( Some medical issues are mostly prioritized. Recently I received a call from a dental office that my serious dental procedure scheduled for Aug. seventh can be done "today" within two hours. I arrived fifteen min.late, operation went extremely well, accomplished 35% of time sooner then scheduled. Successfully. " Because of your great physical health and a happy spiritual attitude" the doctor said. Twenty-four hours later I could go back to finish work I had suddenly interrupted. ( That's how some of "retirement's" flexibility dictates over our real joy of living. " I Forgot About That."

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      Nellieanna Hay 

      17 months ago from TEXAS

      Dear Michael - another very personal expression of life in progress!

      “In progress” is the nature of it! If it stopped progressing and bringing all its many by-ways and even some detours, it would be stale and static. The very nature of being alive is that it’s in motion, bringing new experiences and choices, as well as allowing one to enjoy what has been chosen when it’s still being experienced, because one has cared for it so that it can and will continue!

      We must make constant choices and adjustments with each hour and day as it’s happening. We don’t usually get it all done. If it were to be ALL DONE, so would most of the joy, challenge and liveliness of being alive. Life is moving and so it’s somewhat uncertain. So treasure and relish the things you are doing and getting done and all that is yet to be done and finished!

      Yes, it requires staying reasonably organized and focused and staying fit and healthy is needed in order to fully participate in and enjoy each moment of life, which is NEVER ‘somewhere else’ or doing something else. It’’s the fullness of your own NOWs as they come and go. So to discover and to maintain the fun and joy of it, it needs some “time out” and “dream time” to just notice the NOW fun and joy of it and the little beauty and pleasure present in every moment, waiting to to be noticed and relished, plus the possibilities for more!

      Of course, we have unavoidable set-backs when there is illness or other real roadblocks. But it’s no accident that wise people have reminded us that those sometimes are necessary blocks or detours to reveal paths we’d never have seen otherwise, and at the same time, those experiences deepen our understanding and teach us valuable lessons.

      Maybe even in ordinary times, it can seem to be off track, and sometimes, maybe it is. But always, when we’re alert to our surroundings and our NOW. we are more aware and better able to tell what is going in a good direction, what is possibly a good direction and what is not a good direction for us. Don’t ever be afraid to look or to continue to pursue, to pursue cautiously or to discard a direction you’ve tried, based on good observations and good instincts.

      It’s your nature to enjoy the moments and to DREAM-ON! You’re finding out that dreaming and living purposefully are both possible! At times, though, a few negative feelings of what wasn’t already done creep in to cloud it over, perhaps. But know that regret and discouragement are both enemies to living fully NOW as you move along your life’s path.

      (Trust me, retirement is very good but it is not ‘time off’! haha. And suddenly, one has to be the one to put the pressure on oneself!) Hugs to you and your wife! You are an admirable couple!


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