Don't Blink!!!

RAYT721
By RAYT721 Latest Reply 2010-11-25 12:26:51 -0600
Started 2010-11-23 17:30:12 -0600

There are times when I look in the mirror and wonder where the old bald guy came from who is looking back at me. I don't feel middle aged. I was listening to a country song by Kenny Chesney on the radio tonight and really focused on the lyrics to the song, "Don't Blink" and wanted to share them with you. I feel there is a strong message here about making the most of your day, week and life within these heartfelt song lyrics.

How quickly our lives pass. Make the most of every day!!! Don't blink!!!

I turned on the evening news
Saw an old man being interviewed
Turnin' 102 today.
Asked him what's the secret to life
He looked up from his old pipe
Laughed and said all I can say is:

Don't blink,
Just like that you're six years old
And you take a nap
And you wake up and you're 25
Then your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.
Don't blink,
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know your better half of 50 years
Is there in bed and you're prayin' God takes you instead
Trust me friend, 100 years goes faster than you think
So don't blink.

Well, I was glued to my T.V.
When it looked like he looked at me
And said, "You best start puttin' first things first."
'Cause when your hour glass runs out of sand
You can't flip it over and start again
Take every breath God gives you for what it's worth.

Don't blink,
Just like that you're six years old
And you take a nap
And you wake up and you're 25
Then your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.
Don't blink,
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know your better half of 50 years
Is there in bed and you're prayin' God takes you instead
Trust me friend, 100 years goes faster than you think
So don't blink.

So, I've been trying to slow it down.
I've been tryin' to take it in.
In this here today gone tomorrow world we're living in
So…

Don't blink,
Just like that you're six years old
And you take a nap
And you wake up and you're 25
Then your high school sweetheart becomes your wife.
Don't blink,
You just might miss your babies growing like mine did
Turnin' into moms and dads
Next thing you know your better half of 50 years
Is there in bed and you're prayin' God takes you instead
Trust me friend, 100 years goes faster than you think
So don't blink.

No, don't blink.
Don't blink.
Life goes faster than you think, so don't blink.
Life goes faster than you think. Don't blink
Don't blink
Life goes faster than you think…


10 replies

Hinboyz3
Hinboyz3 2010-11-25 12:26:51 -0600 Report

I truly do understand just what your talking about. I too feel life is passing by so very quickly, can't believe Im already approaching the 50 mark soon. And the kids are growing up soo very fast, and acting as if they don't need their old mommy anymore. We can't blink cause time really does fly by.

RAYT721
RAYT721 2010-11-24 20:16:29 -0600 Report

Just a quick note to say that you can find the video "Don't Blink" by Kenny Chesney on YouTube.com. I hope it hits home with you as it has with me. There are songs like that which get me all emotional like this one and I just wanted to share the words with you because they are so true for us all. We don't have to be young or old or anywhere special in time in our lives. We just need to stop and realize that a week, month, year and even decades can zip by. Don't blink!!!

MAYS
MAYS 2010-11-24 15:45:04 -0600 Report

Ray, Thanks for the reminder!
As hard as I try not to blink, my ever growing sons (and streaks of silver) are constant reminders that time goes on, and on, and on!

~Mays~

sjcuteangel
sjcuteangel 2010-11-23 23:39:14 -0600 Report

I love Kenny Chesney and this song is great because life can seem the same day to day but it really isn't if we make the effort to do good to others and care of our bodies we were given and learn as much as possible while we are here on earth…

jeffrey9127
jeffrey9127 2010-11-23 20:22:30 -0600 Report

Thank you for posting this. Let's hope that everyone who clicks on this post will take the time to read it and really understand what it is saying. Now, in the coming Holiday season I plan to not blink, and enjoy the family and friends around me. No one knows the future. Savor it, or it will go by in the blink of an eye. Happy Thanksgiving to you Ray, your family and the extended family at DC !
Jeffrey9127

CaliKo
CaliKo 2010-11-23 17:34:57 -0600 Report

I love that song! Thanks for writing it out. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours, Ray! Hugs.

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