It was my birthday this week.
Another year of my life has notched up on the wall of life. Whilst chronologically, the years are passing, I still feel young on the inside and am filled with enthusiasm and excitement for the years that are still to come.
As they say, ‘life is for living’ and it’s my intention to keep doing so.
With every year that has passed, I feel I am learning more about me and have become better at trusting, expressing and empowering myself. I don’t always get it right: it’s those times I can see in hindsight, have been my time to learn that going forward, I need to do things differently.
On a visit to Broome last year I enjoyed walking along Cable Beach each morning. As the waves rolled in and out, and the tide rose and fell, I was reminded that each day will come and go, and life will roll along regardless of whether I get this done or that.
I found the action of the waves and tides calming: I think it was their relentless rhythm that reminded me to flow with life now rather than to be too much in the past or too focused on the future. What has been done is done and what will be, will.
A work colleague recently shared a beautiful poem by Safire Rose called ‘She Let It Go’. It’s a lovely reminder that in letting go we open up ourselves to new experiences in life. I hope you enjoy it too.
Mike Dooley shared a fun insight on his birthday about getting older and still having much to do:
“Given that I’m in my 50’s and my daughter is 3, you can imagine how much I want to be around a lot longer, healthy and fit. Yet, until recently, I’ve had trouble thinking of myself as older – there’s such a stigma to aging, and lots of faulty conditioning. But recently, I’ve had a great breakthrough I wanted to share with you.
Instead of reluctantly and bashfully wondering about my 60’s, 70’s and (of my) 80’s…I’ve decided to give then themes:
50’s = Rocking (they are!), 60’s = Rolling, 70’s = Cruising, 80’s = Commanding, 90’s = Awakening, and 100’s = Awe
Changes my entire outlook every morning when I look at this list.”
Mike’s breakthrough is a fun and beautiful reminder that life, like the ocean, will keep flowing along.
So whether you’re a long way from your 50’s or rolling or cruising along, there’s still plenty of time to be experiencing, and enjoying life!
Until next time, wishing you love, laughter and fun!