Too Late to Turn Back Now
24 x 24
As I approach the big 60 (today is my last day of the 50’s), the title of the above painting makes me reflect. I cannot go back, turn back, wish back…maybe not a bad thing. The past is the past but how often it shows up in the present. This past year has brought many, many changes to my life. I will not dwell on them, but will be blessed by the many things that brought me joy, try to understand the many things that brought me tears, be thankful for the knowledge and wisdom I gained through many experiences and pray for guidance, love and wisdom for the future. I am so blessed by a wonderful family and friends.
There are many momentous occassions in life. Birthdays are one of the many events. And Big O’s are really momentous. As I approach the big SIX O, I look back and reflect. I came across many quotes that I find true…
You can take no credit for beauty at sixteen. But, if you are beautiful at sixty, it will be your soul’s own doing.(Marie Carmichael Stoprs)
We could never learn to be brave and patient if there were only joy in the world.(Helen Keller)
You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, the encountering may be the very experience which creates the vitality and the power to endure. (Maya Angelou)
Circumstances don’t make a person’s character, they reveal it. (copied)
The Five Stages of a Woman’s Life:
1. To grow up
2. To fill out
3. To slim down
4. To hold it in
5. To hell with it (copied)
It’s never too late to become what you might have been. (George Eliot…Mary Ann Evans, who wrote under a male pen name)
Everything I need to know about friendship I learned from my girlfriends.
A few of my own…
You may have failed, but you are not a failure. That is not what you are, but what you did…
Replay the victories, replay good things you did for somebody, replay the joys.
Don’t relive the failures. Don’t relive the mistakes. Don’t relive the wrong choices.
Am I being the friend I want to have?
Blessings and hugs…
Prayer at its best is the expression of the whole life, for all things being equal, our prayers are only as powerful as our lives. (A. W. Tozer)