It is September 27th, 2020 and I am BEGINNING AGAIN…again! No more waiting for the perfect time, the perfect format, even the perfect content…. just beginning with a commitment to LIVE IN LOVE TODAY!
This actually started a week before my 65th birthday. I was walking alone in the woods in angst over turning 65. I was talking passionately to God: “I don’t get it! My whole life I’ve been waiting to do something really special… that special thing I came here to do… waiting to step into my full potential! And this time next week I’ll be 65 and I’m still waiting!!! There is so much I still want to do, to create, to say! Did I miss it? Is it too late? What exactly is that thing anyway? WHAT HAPPENED!?!” (I’ve actually done a lot in my life… but that wasn’t the point (-;). Then God answered. “Elizabeth, I don’t think the problem is that you have missed it. I think the challenge has been that you have missed so many of the moments along the way waiting to do that spectacular thing. I highly recommend that for this birthday you decide not to miss any more of the moments. And no, it isn’t too late.”
I stopped on the path right there in the woods and looked. Everything was glistening. The dew drops from the morning rain made the trees look as if they were covered in diamonds. I closed my eyes and took a deep breath and smelled fresh pine and wood all around me. This was one of those moments. Then I saw it. In front of me were 2 huge trees framing an opening just ahead, and it looked like a portal. I said “I’m going through that portal and beginning again. And this time, I am going to pay attention to the exquisite moments of life itself all along the way.” I had one more question before I started. “What exactly am I here to do anyway?” The answer came. “Love. Live in Love. That is what you are really here to do”. So I stepped through that portal and have decided… I will commit to love. I will dance love, sing love, speak love, write love, live in love. And by the way, at 65, I’ve also decided to retire from doing anything I don’t want to do. The new adventure begins!