Prime Time

                                    Everyday is a brand new day,
                                                      everyday is a journey.
Serving others from 
the edges of our lives
means we have to know
where the edges are.
Charity Singleton Craig

I've read somewhere that as we age we don't become seniors, but individuals in their prime. I'm on the edges of my prime. I really enjoy my life more now in my fifties than I ever have before. When I was younger and my children were small, it was more about them. Now, it's quite the opposite. They are grown individuals with their own likes and dislikes. I find myself living out my life's dreams. 

Yet, there is something about my younger days that I do miss. Even though, it seemed as if I was serving others by being a mother, daughter or a wife, it felt extremely fulfilling. I was swamped, overworked and underpaid. There are times that I actually miss it. I think that's why I try to fill my calendar on purpose to bring back some of that same feeling of my youth. We are born to serve others. 

As I face my "prime time" years, I've been evaluating if I'm truly living a purposeful life. Going through the motions, checking off a to do list, lacks emotion. If I have learned anything during my radiation is that I lack compassion and understanding of others. There are two things I want to accomplish. I want to do so much more and I want to change what I lack the most. I know that if I combine the two, something great will emerge. But what?

I stare out all around me, apartment building in every direction. Where there are people, there's potential. How do I harness that? How do I reach out to these people? In my prime time, that's what my purpose will be . . . people. If you know me, you know how difficult that is for me. Lord, give me strength. I need prayers, because I have no idea how this will manifest itself into reality. Or what it will require.

I want my prime time to be the best time of my life. Have a Blessed day everyone. 


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