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Senior Spotlight: Enjoy 1 season before the next

Mary Jo Brown/For the Craig Daily Press

Mary Jo Brown

“Today is the first day of the rest of my life” was my thought as I got up last Friday. I like to start each day with a fresh outlook on life and all the possibilities the day holds. Since it was Friday, I was looking forward to the potluck lunch in the dining room at Sunset Meadows I.

With the exception of holidays, there is a potluck held for the seniors of Moffat County at noon Fridays, with Sunset furnishing the main entree and diners bringing a side dish to share. This meal is an excellent time to visit with friends and others that come in to enjoy the meal, fellowship and making of new acquaintances. All senior citizens of Moffat County are welcome, and it would be good to see new faces. The more the merrier, so put it on your calendar to join us!

During the colder months, it has been the custom to play bingo after lunch, and if there are enough people interested, we may get that started again. It is hard to believe that it is the time of year to begin thinking of indoor activities. Time sure goes by fast. Already, the occupants at Sunset Meadows are getting geared up for Halloween and all the kids who visit to get treats. It is enjoyable for the residents to see kids of all ages in their costumes, and at times, moms and dads are dressed up, too.

To me, Halloween means winter is just around the corner, and right on its heels are Thanksgiving and Christmas. The seasons seem to be bunched up together nowadays as if there isn't enough time to get everything done. There are already Christmas aisles set up in stores, and you can find a little of the spirit of Thanksgiving if you look hard enough. Shouldn't we enjoy one season and then go on to the next? Why the rush to get it all done at once? “One thing at a time, please,” is my thought. Let us enjoy the season we are in and anticipate what is to come. That's part of the whole holiday feeling, not rushing into it and treating it as if it is something to get through so we can hurry on to the next occasion.

Halloween is the beginning of the season of winter fun that is to come if you are inclined to take part in skiing, sledding, skating and other activities. Some say that the cold season in Craig goes from Halloween to Easter as a rough estimate, though I have seen snow in June and beautiful Indian summers that last into early November. Whatever the seasons hold, it is good to get out and enjoy the sunshine and fresh air and appreciate every day for the blessing that it is, each one being the first day of the rest of our lives.

Happy birthday wishes to Valerie VanTassel, Katherine Weisbrook and Maria Keller.