Have you ever felt like you’ve just scaled a mountain? Or perhaps, you may feel as if you’ve been running like there is no tomorrow? Either way, at some point, you have to stop and take a station break, so to speak.
And then, you turn and look back and when you see how far you have come, what you were able to do and how far you have moved forward, you simply say, “Wow!” Then, you can Cash In, the title of a song by the great Phoebe Snow.
You can take all of the chips that you have gathered and as you count the stockpiles, you can hear the cash register ring cha-ching. There are monetary gains yes, but there are so many other assets. There may be new friendships and associations formed or new skill sets added on as you unconsciously prepare for your next level.
Then you pause again and see that it’s time for a little self-indulgence. You may not be where you want to be but when you really get still, you can express gratitude and sigh, “It is enough. I have enough. I am enough.”
So you smile softly knowing that you shot your best shot. You have let your light shine. You then take the time to repair your mind, body and soul. You know that yes, the battles of life have taken their tolls but the rewards are immeasurable.
You realize that every wrinkle was bought with a price along with all of the other changes that come from walking this earth over time. W. Herbert Brewster, a Southern poet, wrote a poem called “Be Proud of Your Wounds and Scars.” Accepting life as it comes and presents itself, you just beam on quietly knowing that you gave it all you had!
Lynn M. June 2, 2018