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Old Cowbelle: Sense of humor, necessity

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The weeks after Easter have been filled with bad things: the bombing in Boston, the explosion in Texas, the poisoned letters, the Korean threat, Uff-Da!

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But though the wrong seems oft' so strong. God is the Ruler yet!         

It seems time to include a little humor to lighten things up a bit. The following was written by an unknown person, and I would like to thank him/her for it.

Now that I'm older, here's what I've discovered:

1. If walking is good for your health, the postman would be immortal.

2. A whale swims all day, only eats fish, drinks water, and is FAT.

3.  A rabbit runs and hops and only lives 15 years.

4. A tortoise doesn't run and does nothing, yet it lives for 450 years.

5. If all is not lost, where is it?

6.  I started out with nothing, and I still have most of it.

7.  I finally got my head together, and now my body is falling apart.

8.  It is easier to get older than it is to get wiser.

9.  Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

10. Funny, I don't remember being absent-minded.

11. Some days, you're the dog; some days, the hydrant.

12. Kids in the back seat cause accidents.

13. Accidents in the back seat cause kids.

14. It's hard to make a comeback when you haven't been anywhere.

15. If God wanted me to touch my toes, He would have put them on my knees.

16. It's not hard to meet expenses...they're everywhere.

17. The only time the world beats a path to your door is when you're in the bathroom.

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Each lifetime encompasses so many "phases"....baby phase, toddler phase, adolescent phase, teen age phase, young adult phase, mature adult phase...and then there's "old age" phase.

All the phases are so active and busy and useful! Until we get "here." Mostly, our heads stay active, but the rest is not able to follow. I miss so many of the things of my former phases.

Like...long walks with Bailey, riding a bike, mowing the lawn, working in the kitchen at church functions, baby-sitting, being a Hospice volunteer. I really miss spending time with the patients, even if it's only to read to them or hold their hand and be a "presence" for them.

But at the time I was involved in all those things, I never realized how fast those years would fly by! I am sure I grumbled back then about being "too busy." And here I am grumbling about the inability to be "too busy."

Please God, forgive me for grumbling about anything! I am still "kicking" (although not too high), I am still upright (with the help of Mom's old cane). There is an abundance of things to enjoy: wonderful family and friends, songs to sing (only in the shower), books to read.

So lighten up, Old Cow! Life is good, even in this phase!

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