Sixty Sense Worth Please

She arrived this morning. Early. I heard her knocking at my door. The rapping was not frantic or urgent, but more like that of a friend who has dropped by to share exciting news.

I confess that I had been dreading this day. I had heard a lot about her, not all of it pleasant. With some uncertainty, I approached the front door and turned the knob.

There she stood, facing me expectantly. I have to say I was pleasantly surprised. She was not using a cane, and her shoes were not orthopedic. Her outfit was quite stylish, and her hair was not blue. When she removed her sunglasses, I saw the twinkle in her eye.

I was unsure of how to greet her. I was hesitant to embrace her just yet, so I invited her to step inside to get out of the sun.

I think she sensed my reluctance to invite her all the way in. Very patiently she gave me the opportunity to get to know her a bit first.

As we chatted, I learned that she is easy to be with, very relaxed, and I began to feel more comfortable with her. She reminded me that I am quite fortunate to be able to entertain her, as several of my friends have not had the opportunity to do so. That won me over. I decided to embrace her.

Yes, Sixty arrived today. I finally invited her into the kitchen for a cup of coffee, and we began to make some plans. She is very congenial, and I am honored to have her as a companion. With her, I can relax and be myself.

“Give me a hug, girlfriend, and let’s get a move on,” she said.  “I’m ready to go for a walk.”

“Where to?” I asked.

With a smile and a wink, she answered, “Anywhere you want!”

I will be back next week. Sixty and I are headed out to the Weekend to celebrate Life, Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness!


About Jan Hamlett

Exploring faith outside the safety of Sunday
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6 Responses to Sixty Sense Worth Please

  1. Jan Golden says:

    WOW! You are sounding more and more like a novelist! What a great way to embrace the next decade…it gives us “slightly younger friends” encouragement. Have a great birthday, my friend!

  2. Mary Nell says:

    Jan, my dear friend, the road you are paving is wonderful. What a creative, intelligent piece. Happy Birthday, Churchyard Chick!

  3. Patti says:

    You are paving the road ahead! I love it.

    • janhamlett says:

      Let’s see, when you turn 60, I will be . . . Yikes!!! “I won’t think about that today . . . I’ll go crazy if I do . . . I’ll think about that tomorrow.”

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