One State to the Other

mark twainSamuel Langhorne Clemens, better known as Mark Twin said, an American author and humorist said,   “Don’t go around saying the world owes you a living. The world owes you nothing. It was here first.”

All through the working years, you  hear people say, “I will be glad when I don’t have to work anymore and can do what I want”. Or perhaps you’ve heard, “Boy, will I be glad when I can retire.” Other things are, “I shouldn’t have to work.”

Funny thing about that, when you get to the age when you can retire and not have to work anymore you just may find yourself wondering what to do with yourself all day.

Working is one of the rewarding parts of life. It teaches you many things as well as provides many things. One of the most important things it teaches is an appreciation of yourself and your efforts. Of course, the other thing it provides a roof over your head, clothes on your back and food in your mouth.

We pass from one stage to another in life. We seem to always be wishing for the next one, at least until we get there. Then we start the cycle over wishing we were in the next one. Perhaps we might find it more exciting to live in the present one instead of wishing for the other one. After all, it will come fast enough.


About Susan Reichert

President of Southern Author Serivces; President of Collierville Christian Writers Group; Retired Editor-in-Chief of Southern Writers Magazine. Southern Author Services promotes and highlights authors and their books. Married with four daughters. Lives in the South.
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