I have a word of caution for anyone in the prime of their life! (And 'prime' is where you are right this moment.) Enjoy and savor every experience. You never know what the future holds and its a sad thing to miss the opportunity to really get the most from your everyday life.
Take note of what it means to savor, to relish, to enjoy, to experience the whole Magellan! Make this your mantra as you go through life. 'Savor the moment' - a phrase I've heard all my life. Wish I'd paid attention to the true meaning.
As I look back, I have one very real regret... that I didn't actually immerse myself in every molecule of enjoyment and pleasure from all the things I've seen and done, and all the places I've been. Not to say I didn't have a blast! But its a weird feeling to no longer be able to walk (I'm disabled) or to bite firmly into a caramel apple (dentures).
Some of the most common enjoyable experiences are no longer available to me. I want to be able to run and feel the sand between my toes. I want to go wade fishing. I want to feel the crunch of the gooey apple as its caramel cover sticks to everything in sight, or to use my teeth to crack a pecan open to reveal its meaty center (never mind what Mom said).
Now, lest you think I'm in the midst of a true Pity Party, let me tell you there is nothing further from the truth. My reality has included treks through England and Belgium and Mexico and the U.S. and my own teeth did indeed serve me well over the years. I played the guitar and sang and danced my way through a good number of years. I laughed and played and lived with no reservation. Make no mistake! Those things continue; just differently.
The message I'm here to convey is just how terribly important it is to truly concentrate on the joys and experiences of the moment. Years down the road you will be glad you did. You will be able to draw from the sights and sounds and tastes of your years. I often say, "No one ever warned me about the 'senior' years!" You won't be able to say that... this is your warning.
At the risk of sounding like Gone With The Wind, I tell you. Feel the ground beneath your feet, the wind in your hair! No regrets here! Just a word of caution. I never imagined losing sensation in my feet and fingers, and I certainly didn't entertain the thought of losing my teeth. Our tomorrows are out of sight. Don't look back with regret.
I am blessed to have my hearing and my sight in tact (for the most part). But don't take a moment for granted. Your future life depends on it!
Laugh and sing and dance! Give no concern to what others may think. Chances are they won't be there when you reach a ripe 'old' age! 'Old' is a relative term. I'm reminded of my 40 something year old friend who already regrets the times in her youth that she spent just lying in bed watching a clock. You never know if, or when, your health may deteriorate or your life may change forever.