The birds are exceptionally happy and chirping their little hearts out. It’s a quiet morning and the day is getting off to a slow start which is just the way I like it. As empty nesters, we don’t have children up before the dawn ready to watch cartoons and eat cereal in front of the television. I’m not even sure if kids do that anymore. Our thought process changes with age; the children that once kept us on the go have all settled down to make a life of their own. Now we do things to please ourselves without having to adhere to someone else’s schedule. Life is not better, just different. We must learn to embrace every stage that we pass through, enjoy things now and not postpone our happiness to a future date that we are not promised. We work hard to create the life we desire, but if we don’t live it and enjoy the moments, it’s just a waste of precious time. Seize the day!
And I commend joy, for man has nothing better under the sun but to eat and drink and be joyful, for this will go with him in his toil through the days of his life that God has given him under the sun. Ecclesiastes 8:15