What should we do now that the year 2017 is over and 2018 has begun? We harvest the ripened crops of course. Then, we plant more seeds for the future. As I take the time to reflect on the past year, I see my successes and my failures. I thrived in some areas and fell short in others. This is where the lessons are learned. However, lessons are not learned if we have closed our mind’s eye to the act of learning those lessons.
I’ve recently had a birthday. I turned 53 this past August 27. I am one of those people who love to celebrate my birthday no matter what my age is. However, I have many friends, male and female, who do not enjoy “being reminded” of their age. I want you to think about that for a moment. Why is it that some of us take so much pleasure in celebrating our birthdays while others dread the very week that their birthday appears? Continue reading “Celebrating Life not Age”→
It’s been a dark and dreary road that she has traveled for so long that she can hardly remember what it is like to see the road ahead in perfect clarity. She is always clearing the obstacles in her path and realizes how slow her progress has been. There was a time when she happily skipped along a light and smooth path that brought her daily joy. She thinks back on those days. So carefree and it was the best time of her life. But the decades change, and with that change, dark clouds appear and bring strong storms. A flooding of obstacles and locked doors are around every corner of her life. She finally stops to rest and takes out the map of her life’s journey. She stares at the blank white sections of the map. What is supposed to be there? The time has come that she knows will eventually add more roads and paths to her map. She knows it will be a forever changing map. And even though the blank sections scare her she knows that she will not have to discover the changes alone. Continue reading “A Map Unfinished”→