Friday, I attended a retirement ceremony for a friend who was retiring from the Army as a colonel after serving this country for 30 years!! Talk about happy!! He made a video of his accomplishments in Iraq, Afghanistan and here throughout his 30 years and it was incredibly inspiring!! He is the same age as I am.
I think what's amazing at being this age is seeing what different people have accomplished by this time and realizing how much more time we have to accomplish even more. I did not give my life to the military but I did give birth to two sons who did. So, in a very weird way, I feel very much like I have.
I've still been watching Scandal -- which has been extremely fun!! What a great show!
Here's a great quote from Season 1, Episode 5:
"President: Trust your gut. Your gut is never wrong.
Olivia: I don't have a gut anymore."
Most days I feel just like that. Where is my gut? Oh that's right, I don't have a gut anymore!! But now.... my gut is happiness. Is doing this going to make me happy? Is saying this going to make me happy? Everything is filtered through the happiness factor!!
I'm still reading "The Book of Mastery" by Paul Selig. Here is a great prayer from Day Two:
"Divinse Self, show me that I am worthy of knowing my True Self. Divine Self, teach me to know who I truly am outside of my creations and let me be aligned to my own knowing of my own divinity. I thank you for this and I affirm this by saying, I am Word through this intention. Word I am Word."
I also just began reading "When Breath Becomes Air" by Paul Kalanithi. It is #1 on the New York Times Bestseller Non-Fiction list. I can't say too much about it yet, but here is an awesome quote:
“There is a moment, a cusp, when the sum of gathered experience is worn down by the details of living. We are never so wise as when we live in this moment.”
Besides all of this reading, these last two days have been filled with laying out by the pool absorbing the sun my body craves so much!! Like the above quote says -- Live in the moment. Be happy in the moment.
Let the moment take care of the future and forget the past!!