Enjoy the moment before it’s gone


So many things in this world keep right on changing, but one thing remains constant. We will age, some gracefully, some fighting the inevitable every step of the way. With each passing year, there is something lost and something gained.
Celebrate. Those who are mindful will celebrate each of these with a joyful heart. Those who have achieved wisdom will embrace this reality, knowing that all things pass just as they should.
I have had these passing landmarks on my mind, because both of my children have just celebrated birthdays. Cort is now 19, and as I write this, it is the evening of Caroline’s 17th birthday.
A friend jokingly asked if celebrating these two October birthdays makes me feel old. It didn’t take me long to answer

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Judith Sutherland, born and raised on an Ohio family dairy farm, now lives on a 70-acre farm not far from the area where her father’s family settled in the 1850s. Appreciating the tranquility of rural life, Sutherland enjoys sharing a view of her world through writing. Other interests include teaching, reading, training dogs and raising puppies. She and her husband have two children, a son and a daughter, and three grandchildren.