On My 80th Birthday
Today is my 80th birthday
Such a day makes you think.
Both my grandmothers died earlier
My mother lived beyond 80.
Now I am on a cusp
and I am making lists to start my new decade.
No more wasting time
Choices are important
of people, of words, of how one spends the gifts of days.
Every day has always been a gift.
Now even more so.
I remember Jim on his 80th birthday
which was a fine June day
five years ago
saying how grateful he was for so many years.
Then in less than six months he was gone.
So a birthday like today
brings up the reminder of the sand running out.
I hope to make the best use of what time is left to me.
I have a few wishes for my "bucket list"
But its the blessings every day that really counts, isn't it?
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