I recently watched a special on David Crosby, you know him from Crosby, Stills and Nash (and sometimes Young).  Absolutely some of the best harmony, melody and music that ever came out of the late 60’s and early 70’s.  He has a new film out that is basically a “bio” called REMEMBER MY NAME, produced by Cameron Crowe.  It was a great documentary, because it portrayed his life with all its ups and downs, trust me he had plenty.  But with all these moments and memories, the comment he made that caught my attention was “the commodity of time is so precious and it’s seemingly all we have left, and we must give every effort to manage and control it to make the most out of it.”  Because, no one knows how much time we have left on this earth, so his message was  not to put off our lives, goals and dreams.  

We all know this, and we hear it far too often from friends, family, articles we read, news casts from self-help authors and various pundits.  Yes, we should listen to it and take it to heart.  But it seemed to me to have a bit more relevance when you hear it from a senior peer, at least a peer in age.  He’s 78, and it’s probably worth mentioning that all of the artists and rockers that we grew up with, are now seniors.  But it’s hard not to remember them as young, vibrant, talented musicians.  They’re still talented, just older, and just as vibrant because they want to be.  They’re living their life to the fullest.  

It’s a New Year and a New Decade with hopefully a new set of lifestyle changes.  But it’s up to you.

Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young in 1970.
Crosby, Stills & Nash in concert at the Tollwood-Festival in Munich, July 25th, 2010. From left to right: Stephen Stills, Graham Nash, David Crosby, photo by St. Jean

We can sit back and do nothing with our time, but why do that, or we can go forth and make life even more meaningful than it has been.   New friendships, renewed family ties (pick up the phone and call your family members and tell them you love them), a new hobby (I got a 500-piece puzzle set as a white elephant gift at Christmas—how fun but I gave it away to my sister in Colorado Springs because I’m too busy living my life to the fullest), a new volunteer program, more vigorous exercise, a better diet, a short or long trip, a good book(s), the Superbowl with guacamole and chips, and whatever else you can think of.  Maybe even a nap, at our age, we can always use one.  Here’s to good health, wellness, and being all that we can be.

I’m your BoomerGal, Connie, sending you good thoughts in this New Year.


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