This past week an amazing woman (whose children I taught) had a birthday and friends were leaving wonderful comments on FB to her. All very nice …but what caught my attention was her first line… ” I enjoy growing older…”! What a honest and refreshing comment to hear !
I immediately understood exactly what she meant… physically our parts might need more fine tuning more often but the spirit grows freer and freer. .. finally in tune with what life should be about.
All those ridiculous things that I worried about-dressing right, making-a good impression, fitting in, being accepted, etc. have dissipated over time.
Instead I have reached a place where I can honestly say… ” I am finally free to be me.” All those petty mistakes in daily life used to keep me up at night… trivial things I forgot to do on my daily check- list, misconstrued actions or words… so much of my life consumed by insignificant worries.
These days my life continues to simplify… my garden, friends, family and ordinary adventures make my days happy ones.
Last week I went to Auto Zone to pick up some windshield wipers and wash fluid. The woman assisting me graciously put the wipers on for me.
It was while I was waiting for her to check their computer to make sure they had wipers in for my make and model car that I had a small epiphany.
Life is all about replacing parts. As long as our make and model ” body vehicle ” can get parts to replace the old ones that have given out-we can keep moving through life.
Yet we all know that one day an important part will give out and the computer will read ” Make and Model Obsolete… no longer available or obtainable.”
And that will be that… but I hope at that moment I will realize what an amazing ride I had in this life! No regrets!
So until tomorrow…Remember: You May be older today than you have ever been before, but you’re younger than you will ever be again!
“Today is my favorite day” Winnie the Pooh
My first hibiscus bloom off my bush by the driveway!