Friday, October 31, 2008

We live in a wonderful place

Firday, October 31, 2008

We live in a wonderful place. We are surrounded by beauty and friends.

My wife and I live in a retirement center which has all kinds of different facilities. We live in a house on the grounds, but there are also apartments and other facilities with greater levels of care.

We've been here two and one-half years now. We have friends here, and we so enjoy walking outside on these beautiful fall days.

When the weather changes, we will walk in the community center, so we'll still get our exercise.

I always wanted to live somewhere where I could write without having to worry about all the other things that get in the way--mowing the grass, raking the leaves, shoveling the snow, worrying about the little things to repair around the house. We live in that place now, and I thank God for it.

Life gives us windows in which to live. Some of those windows open on difficult things. Some open on beautiful things. And some just on ordinary things. But whatever life gives, our challenge is to respond as best we can.

Does that sound like Roy Rogers in The Body in the Record Room? That's the philosophy he came to also, isn't it? Come to think of it, maybe we came to it together.

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