Life begins with building on something. We are born and we start building; we build our strength to sit up so we can build up to walk. We coo so we can build on talking, and we just keep building our entire life. The thing about building is that it is adventurous, interesting and sometimes fun because we are always looking forward.
When we get to our teen years, we look forward and build our desire to drive a car, have a girlfriend and work on relationships. Eventually, building on a relationship leads to marriage, and then we are constantly building on that relationship. We purchase a home or set up an apartment and we enjoy the planning of buying the furniture, or even the purchase of the home itself is something that we are working on and looking forward to.
Once we get the things in our life that we have been planning complete, then we can usually take a break for a while, sit back and admire our work and just say ahh!!!
Life is like that, and you build through all your years, the 10’s, the 20’s, the 30’s, the 40’s, the 50’s, and then you hit the life in the 60’s. The kids have grown and moved on, the house is complete or at least your energy for building on that has expired and you just don’t have the drive anymore. You look around, and you say Ahh!!!…now we can sit back and relax…but then the realization hits that you just don’t have much to build on anymore or look forward to. Oh, yes, you look forward to retirement, but by then, it is usually here, you’re retired. Now what? Just sit and enjoy, and you look out, but now the future isn’t that far out in the future anymore. Of course, you mainly sit because you are tired from all the building on life and looking forward. The looking forward is shorter, but you have built a whole lot of looking back on the memories that were made as you grew, and built and looked forward…so sitting and just enjoying the Ahh and reflecting isn’t so bad after all. After all is built and done, it is relax time…and it really is deserved.