Hi there blog buddies– Just read this:
“What is it you plan to do with your one wild and precious life?”
— Mary Oliver (Pulitzer prize winning poet).*
It’s the time of year that questions like this one come to mind– Passed another birthday this week and it sets me to thinking. And also birthdays are an excuse for some grand fun-
My fun friend, Jill, packed the fanciest picnic lunch for my 40 minute lunch break from school, Larry and I celebrated at an Angel game (and got caught on the jumbo-torn by the “kiss cam!”). There was happy birthday yogurt with the grand-girls and guilty pleasure hamburgers out with our folks, a couple sweet surprises left on our front porch (Who, oh who, left the Chinese cookies?)…
But there’s been time to think as well. At 63 (yikes! 63?!), you know that your days ahead are numbered. It’s a chance to be more intentional, to review how you’re spending those days and to ask how you really do want to spend this “wild and precious life.”
I have some ideas– mostly involving more time with people I love, cooking for friends, reading with grand-girls, talk with our kids. And by now in life, I’m finally learning to rest, really rest in the tender, eternal love of God– so is precious to me. God is good.
*Read that quote in Falling Upward, a book my friend Fran passed on to me (thanks Fran!)– and it really caught my attention.