I am now half a century old. Pass the chocolate.
I got an AARP card in the mail a few days ago, and I almost fainted. I promise I was fifteen just yesterday.
Thankfully, my fabulous friends helped remind me that greater things are yet to come. (I’ve got the best friends).
So, just in case you are turning 50 any time soon, I wanted to share 5 reasons why you should celebrate. (If you aren’t turning 50, just save this post for future reference. You will wake up older and wiser sooner than you think.) .
5 Lessons Learned Upon Turning 50
You Can Have Your Cake and Eat it, Too
Isn’t my cake fabulous? My best friend designed it, and our friend Cassie (who is brilliantly gifted) created it. The cake was so pretty we almost didn’t want to eat it. But, cakes are meant to be eaten, so we picked up our forks and sweetened up our palates.
I am reminded that God gives us abundant sweet gifts, but we must “open our mouth and taste” and fully receive His delights. Gobble up, girls.
Time and Patience Pave the Road to Success
My wise accountability partner, Brenda, brought me a visual reminder to place on my desk to help me stay the course. With God’s help, we will keep plugging along with grit and grace until we reach the other side.
Sharing Your Hard Story Can Help a Sister Heal
Madelyn found great wisdom in the pages of this book and encouraged me to read and then “pass it on.” If you hoard your story and keep it a secret, someone will miss out on the miracle.
An Authentic Life is an Inspiration
The Darker the Day, the Stronger We Must Shine
We can face the future without fear for God’s fingerprints will fill up every page.
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