This fall has been spectacularly beautiful. A single red or orange or yellow tree can make me gasp with joy. A woods or a canopy overhead of color is beyond words to describe. On the way to church this morning I said to Jim, "This beauty is not going to last" and he wisely responded, "Enjoy while it lasts."
My life is going by too fast. Occasionally a day will seem long but a week flies by. Didn't I just fill that weekly pill sorter yesterday? I met a young friend for lunch Friday and thought how could it be a whole year since we met regularly last summer outside Hesburgh Library? Is it time to think about Christmas gifts already? (not for me, but someone asked me about it today!)
I look at the obituaries in the South Bend Tribune. So many of the deaths are of folks my age or younger. There are some in their 80s but even then I think, "Do I really have just ten years left?"
If there was ever a time in life to think about living in the present and enjoying each moment, this is it!