Recently, I received an email from a friend that stated life begins at 65. There are many people who believe life begins at various ages of their lives. Some say 30, 40, or 50, and others say 60. I've often wondered why they might choose these ages. It appears an important milestone or event happened around these ages that changed their life for the better: a job promotion, birth of a baby, lotto win, retirement, or seeking change in life because they have more time. They embrace that new freedom to enjoy something they've always wanted to do.
I believe life begins from the moment of conception. We're called to live every stage of our lives with joy in our hearts. Of course, life doesn't always throw good things our way all the time. There are struggles and challenges to overcome and sometimes those mountains can be mighty big and seem insurmountable. It's those life experiences that shape and develop us into the people we are today.
When we break through one of life's dilemmas we can never be the person we were before. We've had to call on our resources to tackle the problem and overcome it. We've broken through the barrier and in doing so we've added a new skill to our resource bank to call on next time when the unexpected happens. This is life. Even though we may feel life is beginning at a particular age, it's important to reflect on what got us to that point. What struggles have we had to work through to get us here?
Life doesn't begin...life means we've conquered mountains and we've developed resources to take us to the next level of life's challenges.
Never be afraid of challenges. They come at us every day. They're going to bend our mind, test our physical strength and resilience, help us understand our emotions, and mature us spiritually. Next time life throws a challenge at us, let's say "bring it on". Take a deep breath, go to our resource bank and choose the tools we've used before and sharpen them for the next lot of challenges that are sure to come our way.
Life is about living and growing in every moment of every day.
Let's live, and let's grow with each challenge, no matter how big it is.
I dare you...