Will It Be Wintertime or a Harvest
An old Jewish proverb says,
“For the ignorant, old age is as winter
For the learned, it is a harvest.
This old proverb is so true
If we don’t have plans and dreams
Our old age will be empty
With no morning sunshine, no evening moonbeams.
If we don’t mingle and have friends in our life
How lonely and cold it will seem
While we could have precious friendships
Who help us realize each dream.
We should take this advice early on
Keep our minds alert from the start
Build friendships with love and compassion
And helping hands to do their part.
One of the special gifts we harvest
May be large or small
It may be good – it may be bad
Or may be short or tall.
These special gifts I speak of
Are the grandchildren we receive
They entertain and surprise us
Awaken our understanding, even help us to believe.
Always press forward to attain a new goal
Replace frowns with a smile
Try to reach the peak of each mountain
For others – go that other mile.
We must keep our life ever youthful
Continually try for the best
Then we’ll never feel it’s winter
Have a yield of a beautiful harvest.