Life has got to be lived--that's all there is to it. At 70 I would say the advantage is that you take life more calmly. You know that, "This, too, shall pass!" —Eleanor Roosevelt
Wisdom comes with age, but also with maturity. It is knowing that all is well in the midst of a storm. And as our faith grows, as we trust more that there is a power greater than ourselves, which will see us through, we can relax, secure that a better time awaits us.
We will come to understand the part a difficult circumstance has played in our lives. Hindsight makes so much clear. The broken marriage, the lost job, the loneliness have all contributed to who we are becoming. The joy of the wisdom we are acquiring is that hindsight comes more quickly. We can, on occasion, begin to accept a difficult situation's contribution to our wholeness while caught in the turmoil.
How far we have come! So seldom do we stay caught, really trapped, in the fear of misunderstanding. Life must teach us all we need to know. We can make the way easier by stretching our trust--by knowing fully that the pain of the present will open the way to the serenity of the future.
I know that this too shall pass.
From Each Day a New Beginning: Daily Meditations for Women by Karen Casey ©
Keep It Simple
It may be those who do most, dream most.---Stephen Leacock
Prayer for the Day: Higher Power, please speak to me through my daydreams.
Nothing pays off like restraint of tongue and pen.
We must avoid quick-tempered criticism, furious power-driven argument,
sulking, and silent scorn.
These are emotional booby traps baited with pride and vengefulness.
When we are tempted by the bait,
we should train ourselves to step back and think.
We can neither think nor act to good purpose
until the habit of self-restraint has become automatic.
- As Bill Sees It, p. 179
Thought to Ponder . . .
The Seven T's -- Take Time To Think The Thing Through.
AA-related 'Alconym' . . .
T H I N K = Thoughtful, Honest, Intelligent, Necessary, Kind.