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The Winter of My Life

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And it’s winter before we know it….

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all…
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… But, here it is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well… seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like… But, here it is…my friends are retired and really getting gray…they move slower and I see an older person now. Lot’s are in better shape than me… but, I see the great change… Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant… but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore…it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will…I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…This I know, that when it’s over…its over….Yes , I have regrets .There are things I wish I hadn’t done ,,,,,things I should have done. But indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done Its all in a lifetime.. .

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life..so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life is a gift to you.The way you live your life is a gift to those who came after. Make it a fantastic one.”

LIVE IT WELL!!—-ENJOY TODAY!!!!—–DO SOMETHING FUN!!!—-BE HAPPY!!!—-BE THANKFUL!!!!!

Creativity is said to be having a short memory of where it came from. I did not write this but do not know the author. I copied it somewhere because it says what I think often now. John

The Winter of My Life

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And it’s winter before we know it….

You know, time has a way of moving quickly and catching you unaware of the passing years.

It seems just yesterday that I was young, just married and embarking on my new life with my mate. And yet in a way, it seems like eons ago, and I wonder where all the years went. I know that I lived them all…
And I have glimpses of how it was back then and of all my hopes and dreams… But, here it is..the winter of my life and it catches me by surprise… How did I get here so fast? Where did the years go and where did my babies go? And where did my youth go?

I remember well… seeing older people through the years and thinking that those older people were years away from me and that winter was so far off that I could not fathom it or imagine fully what it would be like… But, here it is…my friends are retired and really getting gray…they move slower and I see an older person now. Lot’s are in better shape than me… but, I see the great change… Not like the ones that I remember who were young and vibrant… but, like me, their age is beginning to show and we are now those older folks that we used to see and never thought we’d be.

Each day now, I find that just getting a shower is a real target for the day! And taking a nap is not a treat anymore…it’s mandatory! Cause if I don’t on my own free will…I just fall asleep where I sit!

And so, now I enter into this new season of my life unprepared for all the aches and pains and the loss of strength and ability to go and do things that I wish I had done but never did!!

But, at least I know, that though the winter has come, and I’m not sure how long it will last…This I know, that when it’s over…its over….Yes , I have regrets .There are things I wish I hadn’t done ,,,,,things I should have done. But indeed, there are many things I’m happy to have done Its all in a lifetime.. .

So, if you’re not in your winter yet…let me remind you, that it will be here faster than you think. So, whatever you would like to accomplish in your life please do it quickly! Don’t put things off too long!!

Life goes by quickly So, do what you can today, as you can never be sure whether this is your winter or not!

You have no promise that you will see all the seasons of your life..so, live for good today and say all the things that you want your loved ones to remember…and hope that they appreciate and love you for all the things that you have done for them in all the years past!!

“Life is a gift to you.The way you live your life is a gift to those who came after. Make it a fantastic one.”

LIVE IT WELL!!—-ENJOY TODAY!!!!—–DO SOMETHING FUN!!!—-BE HAPPY!!!—-BE THANKFUL!!!!!

Creativity is said to be having a short memory of where it came from. I did not write this but do not know the author. I copied it somewhere because it says what I think often now. John

What Teachers Make

This is something worthwhile for everyone to remember.

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?” He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” To stress his point he said to another guest; “You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, and then began…) “Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental… You want to know what I make.” (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)

I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them to write and then I make them write. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all their work in math. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe. I make my students stand to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, because we live in the United States of America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.) “Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant… You want to know what I make.

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. What do you make?”

THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY TEACHER YOU KNOW. (And everyone on your mailing list, for that matter).
THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN THIS STATEMENT:
“Teachers make every other profession”

What Teachers Make

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This is something worthwhile for everyone to remember.

The dinner guests were sitting around the table discussing life. One man, a CEO, decided to explain the problem with education. He argued, “What’s a kid going to learn from someone who decided his best option in life was to become a teacher?” He reminded the other dinner guests what they say about teachers: “Those who can, do. Those who can’t, teach.” To stress his point he said to another guest; “You’re a teacher, Bonnie. Be honest. What do you make?”

Bonnie, who had a reputation for honesty and frankness replied, “You want to know what I make? (She paused for a second, and then began…) “Well, I make kids work harder than they ever thought they could. I make a C+ feel like the Congressional Medal of Honor. I make kids sit through 40 minutes of class time when their parents can’t make them sit for 5 without an I Pod, Game Cube or movie rental… You want to know what I make.” (She paused again and looked at each and every person at the table.)

I make kids wonder. I make them question. I make them criticize. I make them apologize and mean it. I make them have respect and take responsibility for their actions. I teach them to write and then I make them write. I make them read, read, read. I make them show all their work in math. I make my students from other countries learn everything they need to know in English while preserving their unique cultural identity.

I make my classroom a place where all my students feel safe. I make my students stand to say the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag, because we live in the United States of America.

Finally, I make them understand that if they use the gifts they were given, work hard, and follow their hearts, they can succeed in life.
(Bonnie paused one last time and then continued.) “Then, when people try to judge me by what I make, I can hold my head up high and pay no attention because they are ignorant… You want to know what I make.

I MAKE A DIFFERENCE. What do you make?”

THIS IS WORTH SENDING TO EVERY TEACHER YOU KNOW. (And everyone on your mailing list, for that matter).
THERE IS MUCH TRUTH IN THIS STATEMENT:
“Teachers make every other profession”

Congratulations: Class of “1967”

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Posted Aug 01, 2007 3:34:34 PM PST Created By Theresa Anderson-Puryear Congratulations: Class of "1967" This is the 40th year of graduation for the class of 1967. We have walked a long journey, we have loved and lived. Now it is time to come home to Reunion 2007 for the Fair Street Butler High Tigers. We know you are coming from short distances and long distances we just wnt you and you to come home to the Big "G" Gainesville. We look forward to seeing each and eveyone of you. It is on. We also have our own celebration planned. See you there, Theresa Anderson-Puryear Class of 1967

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