Just some thoughts:
For sometime I have acted as a facilitator for a class (Bible) that a friend of mine has been teaching. In this class there was this older gentleman who was in failing health.
Sadly all of the class were watching as each week his health continue to fade. We all thought it remarkable that he even continued to get himself up and make the effort to come to class. One morning as we began the class I said to him, “Len, how are you doing this morning, how are you feeling?” Len did not say a lot, kinda a quite man, but when he did say something most often it made the class smile, sometimes even laugh, and also later would give you pause reflecting on what he had said.
This morning as I ask him that question, he paused a bit (he was an avid golfer–or had been) and slowly he said to me for all the class to hear: “Well, I’ll tell you what, from where I am standing in the 18th fairway of my life, I’m not at the clubhouse just yet, but I sure can see it from here.”
A few weeks later as I sat in the audience at his funeral I recalled what Len had said on that morning. You know there is something to be said for one who knows what fairway in which they are standing and where the “clubhouse is located.”
“Father time is the only one I know to be undefeated in life.”
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January 10, 2019
Posted January 22, 2019