As we live through this precious time of life finding the courage to keep something for ourselves will be challenged. Sometimes finding the courage to say NO or to ask for help will be the lifeline needed to save our sanity. Expressing just what we think, feel or need is essential. We’ve earned the right to do so. Exercise it!
Our legacy begins to take shape in our thirties. Gracefully dealing with insurmountable odds life throws our way is so important. We are shaping our children’s outlook on life in ways we don’t even realize. What do you want your kids to remember as they grow up and reflect on life? What lessons are you teaching them without speaking a word?
Mid-thirties I decided to have another baby. Nevermind the fact that my eldest was already 13 years old. It took courage to mother another child regardless of the years between the kiddos. My legacy will reflect the fact that I loved. I had the courage to give the gift of life and live my best despite the odds.
This is the time to LIVE. Having the wisdom and openness to live with joy despite past hurts and disappointments takes courage. Giving of our gifts and trusting they will be well received takes courage.
Loving who we have become is OK. Yielding to change in life is OK. Continuing to celebrate triumphs and leaving the baggage behind, will make room for better memories and new adventures.
Ready for the challenge? Live thirty and beyond without needing permission to thrive, emotionally, mentally, and physically.