Hi Journal & Friends,
When I was 20, I thought I had forever.
In a few days I'll be 61... and now I think differently. I want to have not wasted this gift called Life. I want to BE the person I was created to be, to live a DELIBERATE life, to live on purpose and with passion.
This Time theme tends to
show up in my art, too...
I know some of you don't watch videos... you skim in 30 seconds and are off to the next blog... I get it, really. So, just for you, I'm including some of the lyrics from the video below. :-)
I was struck by it... how much it expressed my longing to live a life that matters, that leaves the world a tiny better for having been in it.
I Was Here
Some have cattily said it's an arrogant song by Beyonce, like she thinks she's "all that". Well, I don't see it that way.
I see it as someone who wants to LIVE their life with purpose, with intention, not wasting it and wanting to give back. To love and to be loved. To live a DELIBERATE life.
That's the cry of my heart, too. I don't need the applause of the audience, or my name in lights, or pats on the back. I DO need to know, in my heart of hearts, that I did my best to live, love, and give.
On my darkest days, I admit I cry and have regrets and feel I missed the mark. But most days now, I feel like I am at least reaching out, aiming higher, and trying to make Time count for something... to be the person God created me to be... "that I gave my all, did my best, brought someone some happiness, left this world a little better just because I was here..."
From Dr Phil's book: "Be realistic about what you can control and what you can't."
My verse for today: "Let us not become weary in doing good for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up."
My quote for today: "I will live this day to it's fullest. Time is the coin of my life, and I choose to spend it wisely." --Carl Sandburg, paraphrased
Enjoy the Journey,