So, coming clean here…I’ll bite the bullet and confess I am example number two.
"YOU'VE FINALLY LOST YOUR MARBLES CANDACE”! Well I hear ya and I must admit I resemble that remark, but… that's of course assuming that I ever, at some point, had them all to begin with. By now, assuming you're familiar with my blog, you most likely know that at 13 yrs. old I considered show jumping Thoroughbreds over huge fences a good old time, as my sport of choice. But what you don't know, is that it wasn't until my mid 30’s that I actually started running. I 'accidently' fell into the knowledge that I was a rather fast distance runner. I know that sounds a bit odd, but even though I had been in the professional fitness field for some time, apperently this information had just eluded me. So I enetered a charity 5K, and on a whim, I thought, "what would happen here if I decided to really BRING IT" ...and who knew? The rest is history as I became a on professional Marathon competitor and coach .In my 40’s I experienced another first . This time I found that hanging upside down from high elevations with nothing more between me and crashing to the earth, than a meager harness, some carabineers, a carefully tied rope and hopefully a focused belay partner. Much to my husbands dismay, I consider this PURE BLISS and Rock Climbing has become a passion of another level all together.
So dear friend, think on what you’ve always though of trying. I have a long list, some have short lists….there is no right or wrong here. But, there is so much joy to be had as we once again make a choice to celebrate a life that God has generously gifted us into existence to experience. I’ll leave you today with this thought as this could become one of your “last things your remember doing for the first time too”. This year, when we returned form our home away form home in Hawaii, we decided to keep up a tradition that we had always only done there. SO, Each and every evening, when my husband and I stop our flitting around and begin settling down for the evening, we come together for a celebration of life, the day and most importantly …each other. (Heading round the bend to 30 yrs. of marriage, I’d say not bad). Who ever get’s to it first sets up a little place setting of some of our Hawaiian knickknacks, turns on our favorite Hawaiian music and places two beautiful glasses with several frozen blueberries in the bottom in the center. We pour just a few ounces of fabulous champagne and we listen to the music, look into each other’s eyes, and we do a toast with a kiss. This is the end to our day and the beginning of our evening together. There’s one for you to try.
Celebrate each moment,
We have so few of them…