Perhaps an interesting exercise might be to create a table of contents for the front page of ‘Your Book’. How would each stage of life be summarized? I’m not one for quick answers… this would make me think for a long while!
What would the current chapter be titled? For that I might have to choose ‘Twilight Zone’! This year has been a bit surreal. Starting out with a cancer diagnosis, then our farm finding new owners, and a confusing hunt for a new place to land. (We might have found one… fill you in on that topic when it happens!) What about you? How would you title your current chapter?
These thoughts about life stages have been popping into my mind as I pack up the house. I’ve realized that I am trying to ‘pack up my past’ and take it with me! TOO big of a load. Too wordy! I need to keep trimming it down. Just like a book, life has chapters that build on each other… but you need to keep on turning pages, keep on reading.
We can try to write an outline of the future pages as well… things we might like to include in our story. BUT, as we all know… life happens while we make other plans. Ultimately, we don’t control it. Just try to live it as best we can. I’m still learning.
(YES! I really did find ‘Nina’s Book’…at a rummage sale!)
I was playing a CD this morning…. and this song had me singing along. I especially like those last few lines.
You Are Glorious
By: Gary Sadler and Steven T. Taylor