I Had a Waterbed!
By Bernadette A. Moyer
Yes there was a period of time when I had a California King Sized waterbed! And another time when I drove a 1971 Ford Pinto and once was the proud owner of a real muscle car in a 70’s Mustang with a 351 Windsor engine. At one point in time these things were important to me and they meant something special.
Yet it took a television show where the hostess was chatting about her “waterbed” and I had all but forgotten that I used to sleep on one too. It was another time with another guy and at a completely different period of time in my life.
Remember the things that you had and held dear? And the things that you let go of? And the things that took their place?
Things change. It has been said that that is about all that we can truly count on in life; change. We change. Our circumstances change. Life changes.
I’ve sported long hair and short hair I have had jobs and I’ve had careers and there is a big difference. I’ve witnessed friends enter my life and others depart it. All in its own good time.
In high school I had a teacher who had a classic line “regret the hardest pill to swallow” and I never forgot that and have tried my best to live my life accordingly. I don’t have regrets but rather lessons learned.
There is a time and there is a place. I never tire of Ecclesiastes 3 – A Time for Everything.
A Time for Everything
There is a time for everything and a season for every activity under the heavens.
A time to be born and a time to die,
A time to plant and a time to uproot
A time to kill and a time to heal
A time to tear down and a time to build
A time to weep and a time to laugh
A time to mourn and a time to dance
A time to scatter stones and a time to gather them
A time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing
A time to search and a time to give up
A time to keep and a time to throw away
A time to tear and a time to mend
A time to be silent and a time to speak
A time to love and a time to hate
A time for war and a time for peace
Enjoy your “waterbed” period and everything that came before it and all that comes after as we come to know that nothing last forever and really the greatest gift we can give to ourselves is to live fully in this moment in time, because that is life and all that we really have …
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