Tonight I was surfing the web a bit. Honestly I was looking for a part time job at the airport that had the perk of boarding a flight anytime. I think about people I would like to be able to go see and how much fun that opportunity to travel would be. I didn’t get too far because within a few minutes I was on the Mercy Health Page looking at per diem Social Work jobs. I spent some time in the hospital last night with a client who has minimal (if any) family support and I miss the opportunity to engage people in those spaces at the hospital. And I thought of my day to day and how much I enjoy what I do with Visiting Angels, so I left that page as well. But then I came across this article and it caught my eye and brought me back to the here and now about what is important in life right now.
I don’t often post other people’s writings on my blog and yet this resonated and is one I want to be able to recall and remember. Most of it puts words to so much of what I am feeling at 45. I am single and without children and yet I share good friendships with friends who are married and have children and so even in those references I nod in my spirit. At 45 my faith is growing and grounded, I am more aware of the mystery of God and I am more assured and confident in who He is and how I need Him and desire Him.
And so tonight, I share this with you. I hope if you are 45 (give or take) you will appreciate all it holds. If you are older, I am pretty sure your heart will remember and if you are still approaching, know that this kind of contentedness with who you are and you will be is coming.
Enjoy and be at peace…..