Making Moments Count

Every day when I go to work at our San Clemente Villas I have the great fortune to interact with people from all walks of life. Men and women who have served in the armed forces, who have owned businesses both big and small. Some have raised families, others have made their careers a priority, but all of them have one thing in common. They have memories of a life well lived.

When we are younger, days fly by and we don’t take much notice. There is so much of life left to live. As we reach middle age, most of us are focused on achieving the goals we set for ourselves. By the time we reach our 50’s and 60’s, life begins to move fast. Days become weeks, become months then years.

We do our best to cherish each day because we know that life is passing fast. Our children now have grandchildren. Soon cars will be driving themselves, some types of jobs will disappear, hopefully to give way to others which we can’t even anticipate yet. The world is changing, and whether for better or worse is not for me to say. I just know it is.

There are advances in Medical care which may help us live longer and more productive lives.  I would like to think that very soon there will be cures for diseases like Alzheimer’s and Dementia, that cancer will no longer be a word to be feared. Already there are more people being given more hope of a life with certain diseases, but complete cures are still eluding us.

No matter what our hopes for the future may be, there is one thing we can do to make our lives and our time on this earth more meaningful, and that is to create memories. We can do that by reaching out to others, sharing experiences, volunteering and staying active. So, on those days when we feel a little out of sorts, we can take ourselves back to a sweet memory of a good time we have shared.

Aileen Brazeau




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