Inspiration, Midlife

A Beautiful Life

  Midlife 
At some other point in my life, waking up to a day that’s gray would make me feel blue. Today, I’m just grateful that those days are over. Maybe they’ll pop up occasionally, which is expected. But in general, I’ve learned to take the beauty of each day, and each moment as it comes. Embracing each day’s uniqueness, always choosing to find the good. After all, it’s always a choice. And every brand new day we are given is a gift we must hold with gratefulness in our hearts.
Perhaps it also comes with growing older and coming to terms with one’s mortality, and realizing that one only has an x number of years to go. When you wake up each day with the view of a thousand white crosses, you have a constant reminder of the brevity of life ☺️ and so you learn to live mindfully, and purposefully. Last night, for my bedtime reading, I came across this piece by best-selling author, Brene Brown…
”I think midlife is when the universe gently places her hands upon your shoulders, pulls you close, and whispers in your ear:

I’m not screwing around. It’s time. All of this pretending and performing – these coping mechanisms that you’ve developed to protect yourself from feeling inadequate and getting hurt – has to go.
Your armor is preventing you from growing into your gifts. I understand that you needed these protections when you were small. I understand that you believed your armor could help you secure all of the things you needed to feel worthy of love and belonging, but you’re still searching and you’re more lost than ever.
Time is growing short. There are unexplored adventures ahead of you. You can’t live the rest of your life worried about what other people think. You were born worthy of love and belonging. Courage and daring are coursing through you. You were made to live and love with your whole heart. It’s time to show up and be seen.”
What are you waiting for?!? Step into each day with your whole heart. There is no other way. Have a beautiful, wonderful weekend. ❤️

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