F. William Broome
The Moment: When I realized that a person’s age means nothing at all.
The Satisfaction: That family, friends, and clients have been good to me.
The Realization: That I should have listened twice as much.
The Kindest: When grandchildren mail handwritten letters of love to us.
The Regret: That I didn’t do more for more of those who needed me.
The Lowest: When I lost too many friends to preventable deaths.
The Meltdown: When my youngest brother told me he was dying of cancer.
The Invasion: When my wife entered 2004 with multiple health problems.
The Elation: As my wife’s health returns to nearly normal by Christmastime.
The Challenge: When my sight loss slowed enough to gave me genuine hope.
The Gladtime: Hearing about how our son’s work reaches out to help others.
The Blessing: Daughters showing us how to live better days during later years.
The Neighbors: Being aware, helpful, generous, respectful, and true friends.
The Reward: Capable enough to do a little business in real estate brokerage.
The Joy: Living in reasonably good health from eating more sensibly.
The Delight: Enjoying visits with college students and the younger folk.
The Pleasure: New friends with refreshing viewpoints found in retirement.
The Finest: When each and every family member says, “I love you.”
©Copyright 2004 by F. William Broome