Tax day, April 15th, has passed and you have either successfully filed your tax returns in a timely fashion, filed for an extention kicking the can down the street until the August filing date, or you will not have bothered with your taxes at all and you will get it done when you are good and ready to do so!
Have you saved up miles on various airlines for years just waiting for that special day when you will call them into action?
Will you use them to upgrade your back of the plane coach seat to first class, or to travel across one of the oceans to explore another continent, or perhaps to take a free airplane trip to a long awaited and fabulous dream destination?
I have saved some. Well, not thousands of miles, but enough to do something I suppose.
Hmmmm. Old is the age you haven't reached yet.
What does the word "old" mean to you? Do you think:
First, you get the shocking news that your loved one has died.
Next comes the avalanche of tasks to do related to that person's death while in the throws of grief.
Then comes one of the hardest tasks. You are asked to eulogize your grandparent, parent, child or friend.
March 20 marks the first day of spring.
You would not know it's spring from the snowstorm which just dumped a ton of heavy snow in southern New Hampshire, but it's true. Spring is officially here!
Besides enjoying longer days, budding flowers and trees, and shedding winter coats and boots for lighter attire, spring means cleaning.
There are 4 million members of the NRA.
There are 240 million guns in the United States of America alone.
It is not my intention to comment as to whether or not citizens have the right to bear arms, but it is my intention to have you think about what happens to your weapons, guns, or your gun collection, when you die.
Here is a predicament that I did not have to face when my Mom died in 2006. She never had Facebook or Twitter.
And even if Mom was alive today, I doubt very much she would have Facebook or Twitter as she was not comfortable with computers, or even cell phones!
So what exactly happens to someones Facebook account, or Twitter, or any other on-line social media networking tool that is so prevalent in our society when they die?
Ponder these questions:
Have you ever wondered what your very last words will be?
I suppose it will all depend on how you actually do die, but it is something interesting to think about.
Carpe Diem is a phrase uttered many times by both my parents for many years. It is also one repeated in our home and is inscribed in my wedding band. Aptly, it is the inscription we chose to engrave on the gravestone that marks our family burial plot in our town's cemetery, boldly marking the sunny spot where both of my in-laws are now buried.
Maybe it's time to plan my own funeral.
I must admit that this is not something that I had ever considered doing before, but it makes more sense now that I am in my middle years with aging parents and children of my own.
The fact is, I seem to be attending more funerals these days than weddings!