As some of you know, I recently had another birthday. It wasn’t any big milestone – I just turned 61.
Any more, I use birthdays to reflect briefly on what I’ve accomplished and set my focus again on where I want to go. I no longer beat myself up over things I should have done, or thought I would have done by this time in my life. I recognize that I’m doing what I’m led to do. It’s one of the things I ask every day as I meditate – “Guide me today as I move along this path and bring the people to me that need my help”.
My husband teases me that I think I’m going to live forever. Yes, I do – the real me will live forever. My body is already deteriorating some. That’s just the reality of our physical beings. But I made the decision years ago that I was not going to let an old person move into my body.
I was discussing this with a friend a couple of weeks ago, and she shared a cute comment one of her daughters made: “Mom, you’re on the highway and your exit is coming up!”
While I hope my exit isn’t coming for a little while yet, none of us knows when that’s going to be. Which is the point of this blog!
I don’t want to have any regrets when I come upon that exit. As long as I keep my vehicle on the highway, and don’t look in the rear view mirror while I’m driving or go off on too many detours, I’ll be OK.