From our first lesson in writing a story or doing a book report, we have been taught to make sure we include a beginning, a middle, and an ending.
This “formula” we discovered… applied to everything in life… movies, live theater, books, sermons, essays, letters etc.
I remember one high school English teacher telling the class that the most important part of the “formula” in real life was not the beginning, or ending but the middle … the life we live between birth and death… the “dash” on the tombstone between our dates of birth and death.
Even though I still agree with this assessment-it is not the ” end- all” either. Life is filled with continuous beginnings if we have the courage to start our lives over again as needed.
Think about it… God is not only the God of second chances but third, fourth, fifth, etc… if we are brave and trusting enough to follow God’s lead.
We should never feel embarrassed or despondent about starting over at any stage of our lives because it is never the same.
So until tomorrow…Beginning over can be the best thing that ever happened to us-forcing us to be open to new possibilities!
” Today is my favorite day” Winnie the
* And look at my Gerber Daisy -the first one to come up again this year…right beside the Boo Garden sign without an inch to spare-a new beginning for the third year in a row!