Years from now

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Sunday, December 29, 2013

Henry L. Yu. M.D.

YEARSs from now, we will...

Be done with the fast pace of life and living.

Be able to do what we love doing when we were younger but didn’t have the ways and means.

Have all the time in the world to enjoy life.

Have more time to smell the flowers, appreciate the rainbows and bluebirds in the sky.

Have the pleasure and privilege to share more of our time, talent and treasure.

Years from now, we will...

Rather stay home most of the time sitting on the rocking chair while listening to the

Prefer spending our Sunday afternoons at home than go malling.

Not be able to withstand prolong walking or standing.

Easily get hurt from the careless remarks of people younger than us.

Get sentimental and teary-eyed over trivial matters.

Smile or cry as we listen to the songs of our time.

Years from now, we will be...

Setting our bedtime set at 8 p.m. and waking up at 2 a.m.

Using “Ha?” as our favorite expression because we could no longer hear clearly what
our friends are telling us.

Having episodic bouts of backaches upon waking up in the morning.

Experiencing some joint pains or leg cramps every now and then.

Awakening suddenly at dawn with some kinds of fear and uncertainty.

Hearing imaginary sounds in our surroundings.

Looking at the mirror and worrying about the increasing wrinkles, age spots and the precious and few remaining silvery hair.

Saying “Hi! Hello!” to somebody we have met in the mall but couldn’t remember his name.

Years from now, we will be...

More regular in attending spiritual talks and seminars.

Watching old movies on TV as they bring back memories of our youth.

Texting a friend with our eyes one foot away from our cellphone.

Talking a lot and wanting people to listen to our stories.

Years from now, we may not...

Be sure if we have taken our maintenance drugs for our hypertension or diabetes.

Be sure if we have already put sugar in our coffee.

Be able to distinguish if something happened in real life or in a dream.

Years from now, we may not remember...

Where we placed our eyeglasses or cellphone.

Where we’re going or what we’re supposed to do next.

What we ate for lunch or dinner the other day.

What we wore to church last Sunday.

What we did last Christmas, Valentines or Holy Week.

What it was that we would want to ask a friend because it took him so long to text back.

What we are supposed to buy in the supermarket.

Years from now, we may not remember...

The person who gave us that gift on our birthday.

The name of our helper so we would just say ‘Day or ‘Dong.

The name of our former classmates when we bump into them in the mall or during class reunion.

The names of the actors when we watch those teleseryes.

The title of the song or the name of the singer who sang that old familiar tune.

All these and more... Years from now...
So while we can, let’s enjoy each day as it comes along. Life is beautiful. God is good. He makes all things beautiful in His time.

Published in the Sun.Star Cebu newspaper on December 30, 2013.


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