Today I turn 70. For all the young people reading this, in many ways I still feel like the young woman I was at 21 or 32, but time marches on. I am just as idealistic but thankfully not as cynical! I am still moved by beauty, truth and love. I am still optimistic about my future!
There are so many things I still want to experience, so many places I still want to see, so much more to give back to life. Over the Christmas break, my sisters, niece and I enjoyed a vacation in Cozumel, Mexico. There I did something I had never done before, I had a foot massage from hundreds of Garra Rufa fish. It felt strange; it sort of tickled, but I did it.
|Garra Fish Nibbling my Feet in Cozumel|
Of course there have been many changes in my life and every up or down has left an imprint on my personality, my choices, my sense of self.
So as I am beginning a brand new decade, I want to LIVE my values! I want to start right with generosity and love. I want to “walk confidently” and generously toward my dreams. I want to live without regret.
I want to speak up when I see injustice. I want to be bold and full of confidence, choosing only the path that will bring me happiness and satisfaction.
This past decade has flown by. I remember clearly my 60th birthday and some of the hopes and dreams I had then. Some things I have accomplished, others are still on my list.
I want to be forgiving and generous to myself and others. I want to stop criticizing any aspect of physical self, including my body, weight, size, wrinkles and shape. I want to perceive and accept my unique beauty. I want to be grateful for “looking like my mother” rather than seeing it as a kind of curse. I want to be less judgmental of myself.
I want my default setting to be generosity of spirit.
I want to see good everywhere. I want to demonstrate the Law of Mind and Spirit as Ernest Holmes called it. I want to see Love in action in my body, my life, my work, my ministry, my finances, and my friendships. I want to know that I have made people’s lives better. And from this moment on, to trust Divine Mind, through me to guide me to my highest and best GOOD!
|My Sisters and Niece at Chichen Itza|
|My Sister Taking a Picture|
|Me Still Trying to Get a Good Selfie!|