I had a bad night last night. I have some arthritis in my hip, caused by over 30 years of walking the hard concrete floor of the factory. Most of the time, I don't even notice it, but every once in a while it kicks up. Last night was one of those nights. The cats even left, in disgust that I was tossing and turning so much.
As often happens, my brain choose that time to shift into overdrive. At first, my thoughts were pretty dark. I kept thinking about how I'm getting older, and how I really have never accomplished anything.
But, I gave myself a good kick in the butt (hard to do when you're laying down) and reminded myself of all of my blessings. I have a roof over my head, food to eat, critters to enjoy, and, most importantly, good friends who care about me, just to name a few of the more obvious. I volunteer, and I try very hard to do no harm.
So, there I was, pondering my future in the middle of the night. I came to the conclusion that I may be in the sunset of my life, but sunsets can be very beautiful, and we have the choice to make our own sunset so. With that, I finally drifted off to sleep, somewhere around 3 AM. Oh, another thing to be grateful for. Because I'm retired, I didn't have to get up at 5 AM to go to work.
As Roy Rogers would say "Happy Trails to You." And, beautiful sunsets, too. Now, I think that I'll go take a nap.