To live on Bonus Time

Yes, I definitely feel, that I live on bonus time, not borrowed time, but bonus time!

I do not know of any person in my family, going back a few hundred years, wo did live for as long as I’ve lived already. I am still healthy and strong, even though I have a number of age related handicaps, like very bad vision, hearing problems, breathing problems, problems with arthritis and dizziness and overall balance problems.

Still, I am healthy, and some people seem to think I can live much longer, maybe even reaching the age of 100. I don’t care. for as long as I am allowed to die a natural death. The fact is, that for quite a few years now, I have lived on bonus time!

This reminds me about a dear friend of ours, that my husband talked about often. Lesley came to Australia as a Hungarian migrant. Irene, his bride, lived in Croatia near the Hungarian border. She followed him, and they got married in Australia and had two sons, who are doing well. The couple moved to our complex of ten villas when they were already retired. My husband Peter and I became good friends with them. Meeting Les at the letter-box, Les told Peter one day, that he was living on bonus time. Les was already in his eighties by then, and Peter was a few years younger. Three days later Les was dead. He had a stroke and could not be saved.

I am still good friends with Irene. But sadly Peter died in December of 2020 of some very severe, terminal health problems . . . .

10 thoughts on “To live on Bonus Time

  1. You are a sweet and good bonus to the world, SweetUta! So keep enjoying your time every day!
    I appreciate you and the joy you bring into my life! Thank you! πŸ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ❀️

  2. Wonderful lines from your heart ❀️
    You are living on your self esteemed capacity which is exclusively yours.
    You have not borrowed it.
    Not even Bonus too.
    I see this as a normal event by the Grace of God and your own good lifestyle.
    Everyone has his or her own lifestyle. Living longer: Credit goes to your Self.
    Live long as long as you wish.
    Live Happily.
    Happy to see your post.
    Regards and hugs πŸ€— 🌹

  3. It is a bonus Uta to live a long and healthy life . I have a dear friend age 101 years of age. We used lunch together and she was in her nineties. Last year she went a care home , and this year a nursing home. I write to her often and her daughters read my letters to her. Wishing you well and good health. Love Sheila xx and a long and happy life.

    1. Dear Sheila, I wish you a long and happy life too! πŸ™‚
      Good on you, that you keep in touch with this dear old friend of yours! πŸ™‚
      Lots of Love and Hugs! πŸ™‚
      Uta β€πŸ€—πŸŒΉ

    1. Thank you for this lovely comment, dear Linda. Thank you very much!
      Wishing you many, many more years of very good bonus time!
      Love and HUGS from Uta in Australia ❀

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