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Wisdom from Chris Balthasar

Wisdom from Chris Balthasar

These are the good ol’ days.

There’s a little exercise I love to do, especially when I’m frustrated and wondering what the heck life is all about…

I close my eyes and imagine that I’m 95 years old now. I really feeeel it. My life has gone by and it’s almost over; a photo album, some stories, memories, accomplishments, loved ones. I’ve gotten used to feeling achy and tired. I spend much of my day just getting up and around. My kids are all grown and aged themselves. Most of my lifetime friends are gone. My parents are dead.

And here I am, looking back, thinking how wonderful it would be if I could go back in time and taste some of it again; maybe do things differently. To be young again, to be healthy and strong again, to have a lifetime of opportunity before me again, to play with my kids or grand kids again while they were still children. To hug my parents and friends again. To say thank you again. To help. To appreciate. To love. What a gift it would be to relive part of my past. I really feel what it’s like to be 95 years old now.

And then I say, “Please God, let me go back in time. Let me be young again and appreciate all I had. Please.” And then, when I’m really longing for it and feeling like that life is a dream that will never really come true, and my life is really almost over… I open my eyes…. Continue reading at

Chris is a financial advisor and consultant.

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12:39AM PDT on Oct 2, 2012

thanks for the article

11:41AM PDT on Sep 2, 2012

Love it. Thanks for sharing.

8:29AM PDT on Apr 2, 2012

nice approach to core life essentials

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12:35AM PDT on Oct 8, 2011

Thanks for the article.

4:51PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

Love it, thanks!!

3:12PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

This makes me appreciate all the things I can do now and the people still in my life..thank you for the new perspective and the reminder to be grateful.

2:48PM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

good one.

11:18AM PDT on Aug 11, 2011

I often wonder where the time and years have gone, and what have i achieved????? a friend pointed out a few things to me on Monday and i feel good now, but i do see where you are coming from.

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