Some Great Things Come With Age

Probably some of you can relate to this…When I was a teenager I did not see my worth. I thought I wasn’t super smart or pretty, and I saw a short, fat girl when I looked in the mirror. Although I was fairly well-liked and even considered popular by some, I didn’t feel it. Then I clearly remember in university how I wanted to write a novel, but my English Professor didn’t think I had the writing talent…it’s too bad that we are taught to believe what the professionals say.
However the passing of time has greatly changed things for me…thirty plus years later, I probably weigh slightly more than I did in high school, some sagging and wrinkles have found there way, but yet, I feel better at 53 than ever! Like my blog last month was titled, ‘Outside Beauty is an inside job.’ And I did write that book in which it did very well…See, there you go Mr. Ross…You just can’t squash dreams like that.

Experience, confidence and many other great things come with ageing. It’s so important we know this, and discover all that there is to be grateful for…it’s a great feeling to feel good! It reminds me of an Easter Egg hunt…you can surprise yourself by how much you will find when you put your mind to it. And how wonderful it is when you do. However, the hunt is as exciting as the find. Something like Garth Brooks song, ‘I could have missed the pain, but I’d of had to miss the dance.’ I love that song.

Another great example I will share is an enlightening life learning experience about someone I know. A beautiful, kind and lovely friend of mine was widowed at a very young age. She was a very happy wife and mom raising her young four-year-old daughter who when her young husband died suddenly one day from a heart attack. It was devastating of course and led to a life of many challenging years. Fortunately, it was very fruitful for the main reason being my friend raised the most beautiful and intelligent daughter.

Fifteen years later, and about a year after her daughter left for university she began a relationship with a man. She was surprised but delighted to feel the tingle of falling in love again, since she wasn’t sure she could or would ever love again. It was unlikely not in the cards after losing her soul mate. Yet now, there was a newfound sparkle in her eye, a skip in her step, and I was so happy for her. Unfortunately, months later, he betrayed her trust and she was terribly heartbroken. I was very upset for her loss…finally, after all these years she thought she found love, only to be pulled out from underneath her feet like a carpet…just like that, everything changed.

She was quiet for a spell and didn’t want to talk much. I knew she needed some time to herself, and she knew I was there for her when she was ready for someone to talk to.

Thankfully, it didn’t take too long for her to recover, and when I talked to her recently I was in awe of her words. She said, “You know Kim, I’m going to be okay, and I realized for the first time in fifteen years…I am loveable, and I am capable to love again.”

I was beyond amazed with her outlook, and became full of wonder to the possibilities we have when we look at life this way.

Good Luck and God Bless,

Kim

Probably some of you can relate to this…When I was a teenager I did not see my worth. I thought I wasn’t super smart or pretty, and I saw a short, fat girl when I looked in the mirror. Although I was fairly well-liked and even considered popular by some, I didn’t feel it. Then I clearly remember in university how I wanted to write a novel, but my English Professor didn’t think I had the writing talent…it’s too bad that we are taught to believe what the professionals say.
However the passing of time has greatly changed things for me…thirty plus years later, I probably weigh slightly more than I did in high school, some sagging and wrinkles have found there way, but yet, I feel better at 53 than ever! Like my blog last month was titled, ‘Outside Beauty is an inside job.’ And I did write that book in which it did very well…See, there you go Mr. Ross…You just can’t squash dreams like that.

Experience, confidence and many other great things come with ageing. It’s so important we know this, and discover all that there is to be grateful for…it’s a great feeling to feel good! It reminds me of an Easter Egg hunt…you can surprise yourself by how much you will find when you put your mind to it. And how wonderful it is when you do. However, the hunt is as exciting as the find. Something like Garth Brooks song, ‘I could have missed the pain, but I’d of had to miss the dance.’ I love that song.

Another great example I will share is an enlightening life learning experience about someone I know. A beautiful, kind and lovely friend of mine was widowed at a very young age. She was a very happy wife and mom raising her young four-year-old daughter who when her young husband died suddenly one day from a heart attack. It was devastating of course and led to a life of many challenging years. Fortunately, it was very fruitful for the main reason being my friend raised the most beautiful and intelligent daughter.

Fifteen years later, and about a year after her daughter left for university she began a relationship with a man. She was surprised but delighted to feel the tingle of falling in love again, since she wasn’t sure she could or would ever love again. It was unlikely not in the cards after losing her soul mate. Yet now, there was a newfound sparkle in her eye, a skip in her step, and I was so happy for her. Unfortunately, months later, he betrayed her trust and she was terribly heartbroken. I was very upset for her loss…finally, after all these years she thought she found love, only to be pulled out from underneath her feet like a carpet…just like that, everything changed.

She was quiet for a spell and didn’t want to talk much. I knew she needed some time to herself, and she knew I was there for her when she was ready for someone to talk to.

Thankfully, it didn’t take too long for her to recover, and when I talked to her recently I was in awe of her words. She said, “You know Kim, I’m going to be okay, and I realized for the first time in fifteen years…I am loveable, and I am capable to love again.”

I was beyond amazed with her outlook, and became full of wonder to the possibilities we have when we look at life this way.

Good Luck and God Bless,

Kim

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