Saturday, October 5, 2019

Good News About Gettin' Older

"The righteous will flourish like a palm tree...they will still bear fruit in old age." 

Well, for a woman in the second 50, that's great news for me! 

Remember when we were in high school and college, trying to figure out what to do with ourselves? 

What do I want to do when I grow up?

Does God have something special for me to do?

How do I know if I've found the right thing?

Is it weird that you can get to be in your 50's and asking yourself those same questions? Well, here we are, or maybe I should just speak for myself. Trying to figure out what's next. Wanting to be creative and do something that matters, maybe even leave a bit of a legacy behind. 

For me right now, that's writing, and thinking about some other creative endeavors: I'd like to design some greeting cards, and some cross-stitch patterns. How's that for diversity?! 

I also have thoughts about a non-profit that would help meet some community needs - the ones I see everyday in my work as a home health social worker. And yes, that's a full-time job. 

I don't know how many years I have left here, but I want to live like I have 50 more! And I want to make them count. 

I just love this promise from Psalms that I can continue to bear fruit in old age. Proof that God isn't finished with me yet. I'd rather have a list of things that I don't get to, than just sit down and wait for him to come get me. 

The first 50 were just laying the groundwork, and now here I am. Here we are. So, what do you want to be when you grow up? 

Time to figure it out and get started. Write these verses down and look at them every day. No excuses. Find your place and get to it! 

You may have trouble thinking outside the box, but God doesn't. Talk to him. And listen. Listen to your heart and his voice. 

Get excited!!! Share. We need to hear your story, from the beginning, before you have a clue. Share your dreams. 

Aging gracedfully, 

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