Friday, September 30, 2016

Thoughts - September 29, 2016

This quote, found by Beth, related back to our current podcast episode.
"One of the dreariest spots on life's road is the point of conviction
that nothing will ever again happen to you." Faith Baldwin.
I've known way too many 'old' folks who just kept achieving and living to think this quote is aimed at them. (case in point, Dad wrote his book, "Stories of a WV Country Doctor" when he was 80 - and went on to do book signings, etc). No, I think the dreariest and saddest thing is when this happens to folks at any time in their life - a twisted and deep sadness in their souls (and imaginations). Perhaps we are called to be on the look-out for these people - and make sure things are 'happening' in their lives! (though, to be honest, there are some things that probably wont happen again in my own life.....I could run that mile, fall in love, go back to school, hike through the Appalachian Trail.....but there is a chance I won't. Perhaps as long as we can dream it or watch it unfold in our family and friends' lives, it's still happening. - Beth Almond Ford

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