Friday, February 17, 2012

Its Friday!!!!

I remember not so long ago, how I used to look forward to the weekends. Being fresh out of my mother or fathers home it was exciting to me to be able to do the things that I wanted to do. I was free to be my own man and I didn't have to live by my parents rules anymore. As you know when you are being raised by your parents, they sometimes can be very restrictive. When I got old enough or legal  I always dreamed of what I would do on my weekends. I did what most young men or women did at that age, like going to the movies, a little clubbing, traveling ,went too all of the parades, parties or festivals, out to eat at the restaurants that I could afford ,chased  all the girls and did anything that I considered was fun. I would stay out all night and sometimes I wouldn't stop having fun until the sun came up. To me those were the good old days, enjoying life without any responsibility and being accountable to no one else but myself. I know that there may be some that may be asking, well if you enjoyed yourself so much then, well what happened and why did you stop having so much fun? The easy answer to that is, latter in life  I had children, got married, then divorce and having children or getting married sometimes can slow one's life down to a crawl. The reason behind this is now that you have children and married after that one must become more responsible. You also must now act like a husband, wife, mother or father and can't be that wild man or woman that you used to be on the weekends. Those days of being crazy or irresponsible are now gone and now you have to plan your weekends around your children, until they become adults or grown.

The question is what happens when our children become adults or grown ?And now that they are adults what do we, now do with our own lives? I am not twenty-one or young anymore , I feel out of the loop, don't know the game and now I don't know what to do with my new found freedom. This reminds me of some of my late grandmother famous old sayings," If you don't use it, then you will loose it ; You never to old to enjoy life and you should never stop living because your children are grown". I used to laugh at my late grandmother when she danced, because it was funny. Then she would smile at me and say," Chuck what are you laughing at"? Then I said, "Grandmother you know that you are too old for dancing". Then she smiled back at me ,then said, "Baby nothing gets old but clothes and I can dance better than you". What I admired about my late grandmother is that she had a smile that would light up any room and she was always on the go. She traveled all over the country, went on cruises ,attended parties and never stopped having fun. As my late grand mother would put it, "Life can only be as enjoyable as you make it ,so get out and enjoy the beautiful world that God created, then continue having fun. Now its Friday time to take my late grandmothers advice to heart and look forward to the weekends. Time to get groomed , the hair cut , the car cleaned up and ready to roll. Like I used to say then and say now, "Thank God its Friday!! That's right Gods people, Its Friday! Time to get out and to have some fun!! Its Friday!!!!!!
Have a blessed and enjoyable weekend,
Charles
Luke 12:19
 And I will say to my soul, Soul, thou hast much goods laid up for many years; take thine ease, eat, drink, and be merry.

 Ecclesiastes 11:9 Be happy, young man, while you are young, and let your heart give you joy in the days of your youth. Follow the ways of your heart and whatever your eyes see, but know that for all these things God will bring you to judgment.

Isaiah 56:12 "Come," each one cries, "let me get wine! Let us drink our fill of beer! And tomorrow will be like today, or even far better."




2 comments:

  1. I too do have free time for my self as u say do not kow what to do with it oniy difference is i do know what i want to do with my time i need a very spediall some one in my life i am jut waitig on God for confrimation.

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  2. I really enjoyed reading your post, and your grandmother has given you some valuable advice. Life is what you make it, just as long as you do things in a decent manner. I will take this advice and not put my life on hold, and embrace and enjoy every moment God has given me. I am waiting on that special someone God will bring into my life for the two of us to enjoy together. Thanks again have a bless day.

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