Funny thing. I haven’t participated in a weekly prompt in months. This morning, I was jotting down a list for 2023. Little things, some bigger things, at least for me. I stopped making NY Resolutions a long time ago as it was just a set up for leaving me feeling like a failure. Imagine my surprise as I was scrolling through WP and came across todays weekly prompt … so here’s my 2023 want-to-do-bucket list of sorts. There’s no pressure……I like that!
more God, more hoping, more faith, more stillness
more sunrises, more books, more reflecting,
more simplicity, more peace, more patience,
more listening, more conversation, more connections,
more dragonflies, more kitty cuddles, more balance
“This instant—this one now—is always your life’s beginning, a fresh chance to start living your destiny.” ~Unknown~
This quote popped up in my memories so I decided to pair it with this photograph I took the other day while on my Soul Stroll. The Now of this leaf’s life was to share its autumnal color and beauty with me. It’s nearing its end, yet is this the leaf’s final destiny?! Nope, for through decomposition, it will continue to live on, giving its nutrients to the soil.
Which got me remembering how I’ve tried living and reliving the past, and then having to ask myself, how’s that working for you Linda? 🤷🏻♀️ and of course I’ve tried living for the future, waiting for that something better to come along, all the while life was passing me by…….
So, I choose to live my life Now, to embrace it and appreciate the moment. The ups, the downs, the curves and detours, because I know God has it mapped out, and with Faith, I follow 👣knowing exactly where my final destiny will be ✝️
“Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.” (Proverbs 3:5)