I was messing around on Instagram yesterday, and I took a selfie picture of myself, (because I was bored), and I tried out all of the filters that were available. When I came across this on I did a double take because it made me look so different. I was amazed at the difference in what was displayed in the picture, and what I really look like, and I thought how good that filter made me look. It was sure a change from what I really looked like, just coming from work and all, It was quite refreshing. I shared it on all of the social media outlets as usual, and got many responses of how good it looked. Of course I was feeling pretty good about then, and for most of the night.
Later in the evening as I was getting ready to turn in for the night, I washed my face , brushed the teeth, put on face cream, (trying to preserve my youthfulness), LOL! I crawled into bed and settled in, I was determined to get that beauty sleep that everyone keeps saying I need. A couple of hours later, as sleep eluded me, I began to think about that selfie with the filter on it that made me look so good for a minute. I thought about how the years are beginning to go by faster and faster, and my youthfulness is now beginning to turn into shades of grey, as my hair turns white, my body expands, which seems to be beyond my control, and my mind is not probably what it once was. That one filter made me seem young for a few more fleeting minute.
Now, please don’t take this to be a sad post, but it is a post about stepping on to a new and different stage, to learn to play a new role in life, that is the every bit as exciting as the others were, but the play is a slower paced one that will require that every scene be performed with excellence and every step precise. I am now dancing to the tune of a different drummer, and as the sun begins to make its way behind me and the aging process rapidly moves me forward, I am glad to say that I embrace everyday that is given to me forever, Oh I may not think about it every day, but on most days I will learn to be grateful for the things I have been fortunate to have, but I am learning that life is not all about things, but experience, wisdom, and discernment of life lessons that give us the courage to embrace that wisdom that experience has taught, weather easy or difficult.
In closing this blog, I have to say that looking back on my life, I would not change a thing, If presented to me again, I would probably make the same decisions again, I just would hope the circumstances might be different. I am only 59 so I hope that God will grant me many more years, but if not I will face the future with courage, because getting old is not for the faint of heart, As a wise man once said. “Favor is deceitful, and beauty is vain; but a woman who feareth the Lord, she shall be praised.” Solomon ( The Bible, Proverbs 31:30),