This week I celebrated another birthday. When I was a young girl I never imagined being in my mid 40’s. As I was thinking about my age, the thought crossed my mind that in a few short years I will be 50 and that caused a knot to form in my stomach. It seems just like yesterday I was attending school with no care in the world, wishing I was an adult doing what I wanted; to be living life.
To Be Living Life
I shared about living a full life in the past; I still feel the same way I did when I wrote that. When the knot in my stomach formed this week, I brushed it aside and would not let woe as me feelings begin because I would not trade who I am today with whom I was thirty years ago.
Life moves on quickly, way too quickly. To be living life in the past gets us nowhere. While there are changes we would like to make in our past, dwelling on them now doesn’t do us any good. The past is where it is, in the past.
To be living life in the future is not even possible – there is no use because we are not guaranteed our next breath. Sure, it’s nice to make plans and it’s probably wise to do so for certain things. But to be living life around a future event only brings disappointment when plans change.
To be living life in the present is where we should be; the moment that is happening right now. Wherever you are, whatever you are called to do, live it. Don’t let fear keep you from living what you are supposed to do. If you are a parent – live it, enjoy the time you have with your children. If you are a writer – live it, make the time to write every day. If you are a salesperson – live it, go that extra mile to make your customers happy.
To be living life brings all sorts of opportunities and happiness.
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