The Gift Of Life

“Life is a gift from God and it offers us the privilege, opportunity and responsibility to give something back, by becoming more.”
Anthony Robins

One of the advantages of being born in the last month of the year is that I am given the opportunity to reflect upon the previous 11 months. I don’t allow myself to get caught up with the gifts and festivity of the day. In fact what appeals to me the most, is figuring out how much I have grown as a person from one birthday to the next.
When I was 10 years old, I thought the world would have ended in the year 2000. At that early age, I was of the opinion that I didn’t have much time to live and all that needed to be accomplished needed to be done before I was 24. The irony of the whole thing is that instead of the world ending, I was bringing forth a new life in the new millennium. I had accomplished all that I desired and them some, but in the process I forgot to truly live.
With age, we all should gain more wisdom. What appealed to me in my 20’s no longer stimulates me in my 30’s. I now realize that a life centered around “things” is no life to be lived at all. All that has taken a life time to gain can be taken away in an instant. The simplicity of life is more valuable than the complexity and weight of material possessions.
I don’t know how much longer I will be here. Like the date on a can of food, we too have an expiration date.
As I ponder my legacy, I want to be remembered for the woman I became. Your life, my life is a gift, and I want to share the experiences of my life in hopes of helping someone else’s be better. I don’t want to hide behind my failures, in fact I want my failures to guide someone else into their success.
Man have been appointed to live 3 scores and 10(70) years, anything over that is a blessing. I desire to abide in the arms of gratitude and pledge to spend more time valuing what I have now, and spend less time focusing and complaining on what I don’t have. I will live more, do more good and become more of the person God intended for me to be.
What about you? What do you plan to do with your gift of life?
Positive Affirmation: I am willing to be all that God wants me to be. I will value my life and my contribution more than I do things.