I came across this writing I did three years ago. Life has been a gift day after day, and the older I get, the more I am aware of that. This is what I wrote that I would like to share with you:
I’m 60 years old and life has given me more experiences, both good and bad, and they’ve all had messages to them. As a child I always saw 60 as old, of course I don’t anymore. The “old” bar keeps moving forward. At this point in time 85-90 is old. But I’m sure if I’m Blessed with more time the bar will continue to move forward.
So what shall I leave as a legacy for the payment of this life? Making someone else’s life a little bit better for them. Leave the world a little bit of a better place before you came into it. “Take life in the pieces it’s given.” We live our lives minute to minute, day by day even though we plan it year by year. But life happens when we are making other plans.
So go ahead and make those goals – they are an asset – but then always turn your attention to today. For today, take care of yourself both physically and spiritually and do what you are guided to do and be kind while you are doing it. If you do that, and stay present in the moments, you will see Blessings you otherwise would have overlooked.
“Be the best you can possibly be and the rest will take care of itself.” Do not allow negative things to put a chip on your shoulders because left unchecked, it will change who you are inside. Pause if you must but always be true to yourself and who you most desire to be as a person without regard to success or wealth.
I hope you’ve found some wisdom in what you’ve read (thank you) and perhaps it will remind you to live your life in the joy of the moments you are Blessed with – each day.
Written by Melody Belliveau