Taking Time Out for Reflection

Life is what you make it


Sitting on a bench as I take a breather from my workout, I can’t help but to take in the natural beauty surrounding me. Even something as simple as a light pole makes me ponder and have deep thoughts.

It’s so easy to get caught up with the everyday tasks of life that we forget to stop and reflect. Let’s face it life doesn’t go as we plan it all the time. There are things in this life that we can’t really prepare for and have to learn to take things one day at a time.

I can speak for myself and say that my life certainly did not pan out the way I expected. However, I am truly greatful for the opportunities I get everyday to alter my sails and adjust the course of my life. I have so many dreams and goals that I sometimes get overwhelmed thinking about them all. Instead of worrying I remind myself that God is in control and he hasn’t and never will forget about me.

As I embark closer to the end of another decade of my life I often ponder what the next half of my life will be like. My daughter has just successfully completed the 10th grade and will be a junior next school year. Facing the fact that my home will be an empty nest in the next 2 years is somewhat hard, however, I’m looking forward to the next chapter of my life.

I face some major decisions in this regards in the very near future. Where do I want to live? Will I continue working at my currently job? Will I relocate to somewhere I’ve always wanted to live or will I take the bigger salary job where ever that may be. Will I listen to my heart and follow love? I’ve always wanted to travel overseas… when I do, will I want to live there for a few years? Will I marry and have more kids? Will I buy that vacation home I’ve always wanted in another state? Will I take that vacation and stay in the log cabin of my dreams with snow falling outside and me sitting by the warm fire? Will I sell all my earthly possessions and travel the globe?

I can honestly say that I don’t know the answers to most of these questions. But the fact that these dreams and ideas do exist makes it even more exciting. Life is what dreams are made of!





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