I'm all about learning and growing. It amazes me how many people, in my experience, have gone through life not changing very much at all.
I hope, all the experiences I've gone through over the years have left me wiser than before. I try to look for the lesson in each trial, tribulation or even joyful event. It has become easier to do over the years.
My husband and I were watching "Teen Mom" last night (I know, it's my guilty pleasure). It occurred to me, how tumultuous youth is. Not only for teen moms, but lots of us. It's a time of learning from mistakes, growing in character, with lots of drama.
When I was that age, I was so fearful of growing older. I remember my young husband and I reflecting on the coming new century, aghast that we would be 42! Yikes, we would be old! Thinking back on that, I have to smile. At 42 you realize your life is just beginning to make sense. You're really at your peak.
Today at 57, I am thinking, this is not so bad. Take care of your body, nurture your mind and soul, then every year is more glorious than the one before it. To be sure, there are definitely peaks and valleys. It's in the valleys you become stronger, to reach greater peaks. Hopefully wiser.
My prayer for knowledge and wisdom at a young age, I believe, has made all the difference. Of course it's never too late to ask God to show you His glory. When you do, buckle your seat belt, for the ride is about to get crazy.
Fantasizing the freedom to make mistakes and learn great lessons. Growing in grace