Last night I ran in Barnes and Noble to pick up a gift for a friend. As I entered, a slew of cheap books lined a wooden shelf by the front door. One grabbed my attention immediately, “Ageless Memory.” Honestly, I had no idea what that meant but I did know it had something to do with memory and mine needs help!
I opened the book and was sold on this precious piece of art when the author said, “I wanted to title the book,
Where are my keys? I just had them in my hand and why am I staring in the refrigerator?”
I don’t know about you but that’s the story of my life at this stage of the game. Why am I standing in the pantry? Where is my lipstick? Does anyone know what I was doing?
I made my purchase and laughed all the way home. As I laughed to myself, I thought, “Isn’t life crazy?”
There was a season of my life when I was reading “The Power of a Praying Wife,” then the period of “The Strong Willed Child.” Next was all of John Maxwell’s leading me to be a leader and now “Ageless Memory.”
The ebb and flow of life is seasonal. Ages and stages come and go. Learn to relish each season. There are good times and bad in each season, but every season is a gift. Recognize your season. Know it won’t last forever. Make the most of every moment in your season. Laugh a lot. Forgive when you need to and love more than you have to!
Seasons are good! Enjoy them. Be sure to journal a little in each one because one day, you’ll be staring in the refrigerator saying, “Why am I here?” and has anyone seen my shoes, I know I was wearing them this morning.