Where has time gone?

Days, weeks, months and years seem to be flying by! As we get older that is how it feels.

I put in some of my flowers that are still beautiful to cheer you up as you think about getting older. They don’t seem to notice that summer is almost over.

When you are a child you can’t wait to be all grownup.

As a preteen you want to be a teenager, to drive and date.

As a teen you want to be 18-21 so you can drink and vote.

In your twenties, life feels like a lark.

In your thirties you start to look around and wonder what you have done.

In your forties you start to feel like you forgot something when you see how grownup your kids now are and who no longer listen to you.

In your fifties you feel like a kid again and sow your oats to prove you still can do as much as you once did.

In your sixties you pay more attention to your wrinkles that keep on sprouting up everywhere but keep on laughing anyway because you can’t keep them back. You begin a quest to complete all your goals or at least some of them for Father Time is leaning heavily over your shoulder.

In your seventies (I haven’t gotten there yet) I hope to complete more goals and do some good deeds daily to make people happy. Father Time is now sitting on my lap causing me to feel achy and stiff in the joints.


I certainly hope that I will live well into my eighties and beyond but I plan to keep on trekking! More books to write, more goals to meet, and more people to help.

The most important things in life are family, friends and making one another happy, spreading good deeds and kindness everywhere.

Remember that age is only a number. Think young and take care of yourself and you will feel younger. We are years young not years old.

I hope that you have much love and laughter and happiness in your lives. Please enjoy each day as if it were your last!


Flowers are like people – they are all different but each has its own beautiful characteristics as we all do.

Take a look at this mother plant, a Rose of Sharon bush. We transplanted several shoots from this plant to create the extraordinary plants below. They come in different colors, some with two colors on the same bush. They are beautiful!

Blessings & Hugs,


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Happy Reading!

About jjspina

Janice is an multi-award-winning author with 37 books: 18 children's books for PS-Gr 4, 12 middle-grade/preteen, one young adult book, written under Janice Spina, and 5 novels, and a short story collection written under J.E. Spina. She is also a writer of poetry, blogger, avid reader, reviewer and a copy editor. Janice has always loved writing and started very young writing poetry, then stories. Her books have received 31 Book Awards and a few Finalists in contests. AWARDS: 6 MOM'S CHOICE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Lamby the Lonely Lamby, Ricky the Rambunctious Raccoon, Louey the Lazy Elephant, Jesse the Precocious Polar Bear, Lucy the Talented Toy Terrier, The First Star 11 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives, Books 1, 2, 3, 5, & 6. Abby & Holly Series, Books 1-6 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION - Davey & Derek Book 1, READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - SILVER MEDAL - Davey & Derek Junior Detectives Series, Book 3 READERS' FAVORITE AWARDS - BRONZE MEDAL - Abby & Holly Book 1 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - HONORABLE MENTION — Abby & Holly Book 2 READERS’ FAVORITE AWARDS - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 7 PINNACLE BOOK ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS - Jerry the Crabby Crayfish, Broose the Moose on the loose, Colby the Courageous Cat, Jeffrey the Jittery Giraffe, Sebastian Meets Marvin the Monkey, Clarence Henry the Hermit Crab, Drystan the Dragon and Friends Series Book 1 (Drystan and Durward Save the Day) BOOK EXCELLENCE AWARD - FINALIST - Davey & Derek Book 6 Authorsdb Cover Contest Silver Medal - Davey & Derek Book 5 FINALISTS: Authorsdb First Lines Contest, - Hunting Mariah and Mariah's Revenge were Finalists Red City Review Awards - Finalist - Davey & Derek Book 4 READERS’ FAVORITE BOOK AWARDS - 5-STAR REVIEW - Davey & Derek Book 4 All Janice's books are available on Amazon.com, Kindle, B&N and other online book sites. One of her sports' poems was published in The Lawrence Eagle Tribune in October of 2008. She is currently working on book 2 of a YA fantasy series. There will be six books in all in this series. She hopes to work on a series of four books in a crime/mystery genre that will be offsprings of her thriller, Hunting Mariah. There are books in the works about an angel and another about a dog for ages 15+. Her hobbies are crocheting, walking to keep fit, hula hooping, tap dancing, going to the movies with her husband, and spending time with her five grandchildren. Janice loves to hear from readers and appreciates reviews. Sign up on her blog http://jemsbooks.blog for a copy of her newsletters under Contact Me. She lives in New Hampshire with her husband who is her illustrator and cover creator.
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12 Responses to Where has time gone?

  1. Mary Smith says:

    I can’t believe how fast this year has gone. Scary. Thanks for sharing your lovely flowers.

  2. Living in the moment slows time down, but it’s so hard to do! I reckon advertisers speed up time by making us live in the future – it’s ‘Back to School’ before the summer holidays even start, and Christmas as soon as they’re over.

  3. I think you’re amazing Janice, keep on being young 🌸🙋🏼

  4. Jennie says:

    Lovely, Janice, in all ways. Thank you.

  5. macjam47 says:

    Janice, I think you summed it up perfectly. I must remark several times a week how fast time flies. Your flowers are gorgeous! Love and hugs.

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