It's a new day, it's a new life. I've been in hibernation for a long time, and now I am awake. Really! I'm not kidding, people. If only I had about fifty more years to live, but that would make me 114 years old, so I have a feeling that's not going to work. So I've got to work really fast to get everything done. I'm not good at sitting, but sometimes it's not so bad just to sit and look around and see the things that you don't notice everyday. Like there are acorns all over my yard - I'm thinking I must have the happiest squirrels in the world. I like to crunch them as I walk to the mailbox. The acorns, I mean. Of course not the squirrels, I like them and my cat likes them.
And have you ever been driving and you pass over those places in the road that make the click click noise. I love that. It reminds me of when I was young and we were traveling to Clarksdale to see my Mamaw Burns. And my brother and I would count between each click all the way.
Do you know how fun it is to sit back and watch your grandchildren? As new people, they have so much to learn from this earth, don't you think? How great it would be to be like those children again and see a bird for the very first time, to step on an acorn and hear the crunch, to listen to the clicks driving down the highway and to have heard that for the first time in your life, to see the sun, the rain, all for the very first time! I remember the first time I took my first child outside and she had never walked on grass before. She just kept looking at that grass and raising her little feet way up, like wow, what is this, it feels so good. (That's the little girl over to the right)
So I plan on doing all of that for the rest of my life. Listen to the clicks in the road, watch the birds and squirrels and do all of this as if it was my very first time. So......THE RACE IS ON!!!!