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Thursday, January 6, 2022

It Was Almost Like A Song

And welcome to 2022!

I hope things are going well for you and yours!

For me, well, not so much. Tumours spreading, harder to move and breathe and all that.

But I still love my life.

Cancer, you see, is not ALLOWED in Margaritaville.

Pain and sorrow, take a hike
for I just can't go wrong
when I find my life is like
a Jimmy Buffett song.
My wife Barb is quite the peach,
she found us desert land
that for sure's almost a beach;
no water, but that sand!
I have a beer at sunrise,
or maybe, yeah, a pair,
'cause, you know, the way time flies
it's five o'clock somewhere,
and I wouldn't trade for any price
my cheeseburger in paradise.

The Five Minute Friday prompt this week is IMPORTANT.

I shall now be forward
and give you some advice.
It's nice to be important,
but important to be nice.
It's cool to hear awe and respect
in each and every greeting,
but it's not something to expect
for earthly glory's fleeting,
and when you stand before the Throne
to tell God what you've done,
you will sure want to atone
for times you were the one
who put the fawning you were given
'fore caring 'bout His ragged children.

Okay, not Shakespeare or even Robert Frost, but, hey, five minutes!

Music, of course, from Jimmy Buffett, with Changes In Latitudes, Changes In Attitudes.

Syl prefers ice cream to margaritas.



 

31 comments:

  1. May you have strength for the days you have this year and continue with your humour and positivity. xx

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    1. Fiona, thank you for this...and how, being so blessed, can I keep from singing? XX

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  2. Andrew, your humor and perseverance are a gift to us all. May God give you strength and many more days!

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    1. Joanne, thank you, from the bottom of my heart. As long as God keeps me going, I'll keep going.

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  3. No, but it was pure Andrew! And, we love the poet you have become!

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    1. Aw, Susan, you made my day!

      But then, you always do.

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  4. Excellent advice, gaining in authority because of your situation. Wishing you and Barb deep enjoyment of the time God gives you together.

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  5. Good to hear from you today. It is important to be kind- well said.

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    1. Rhonda, it's good to be here still. Getting hard sometimes... like last night, not being able to take a breath until service dog Belle pulled me upright. She's half timber wolf, so the strength is there.

      And, yes, as I fade, kindness matters most of all.

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    1. Barb, thank you so much! I'm so glad that you like it!

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  7. Excellent writing - will continue to pray for you. Just visiting from FMF#18

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    1. Heather, I truly appreciate your affirmation, and I am very glad that you are here!

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  8. This is so true, Andrew, "For earthly glory's fleeting."

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    1. Lisa, thank you... earthly glory is so transient, but the glory of God's love is everlastingly awesome.

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  9. Praying for you, Andrew...as you enter another year. Who knows what or how many days lie ahead - but praying God will be lifted up in each and every one!

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    1. Jennifer, I so appreciate your prayers. God is here, and I would not have missed this journey for the world.

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  10. Love it! Nice to be important, but more important to be nice - an excellent life lesson for all of us. Many prayers going up for you and Barb!

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    1. Kym, I am so glad you like this, and thank you for the prayers!

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  11. Enjoy the sunshine and the sand - and know that you bring sunshine to our days. Thanks for your reminder!

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    1. Karen, you've touched my heart. Thank you.

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  12. 'It's nice to be important,
    but important to be nice.'

    Ah, no truer words were ever important in this age of rampant unkindness and downright ugliness. A bit of nice goes a long long way toward bringing peace and tranquility.

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    1. that comment somehow didn't come out the way I meant it.

      but you know what I meant!

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    2. Linda, the comment was perfect! Thank you so much!

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  13. Great advice Andrew. Loved this post. Continued prayers for you and Barb. Keep persevering on my friend.
    FMF#33

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    1. Paula, I am delighted that you enjoyed this. Thank you so much for the prayers, and I will keep going as long as God lets me.

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  14. I'm not sure so that you don't rival Robert Frost with some of your poetry, Andrew! :) Love this: "It's nice to be important,
    but important to be nice."

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    1. Lisa, your words honour me so much...thank you!

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