Gratitude 10May16 Late Bloomers

What do Julia Child, Colonel Sanders, Martha Stewart and Claude Monet have in common? Their success came late in life. I am challenged by that voice within me that says “You will never achieve your dreams.” When that voice overrides logic, I hit the internet to read the stories of all those that are what we call “Late bloomers.”

1aWe all are in awe of child prodigies. Those that just have a natural born gift that flourishes from a young age. Then, there are those of us who take some time finding their way. Maybe part of that is, due to life circumstances, we settle for what is safe and for monetary security, rather than being true to yourself and ambitions. In our youth, life had a way of getting in the way. For women especially, the role of motherhood has a way of dissipating dreams into vapors when weighing your goals against your children and theirs.

Today I am thankful

  • Being lazy on the chilly rainy day
  • New library books are waiting for me
  • Toes are polished a bright orange that makes me smile.

There is something to achieving success after life lessons have been learned. As we age, we become more secure in who we are with the conquests of our youth being played out. We can look back on “What was it I wanted to be when I grew up?” When your kids are grown, retirement approaching, and you are wondering “What now?” It is time to dig into your hope chest and dare to dream. Life is not over; it has very possibly just begun for us.

affectionately yours, Laura

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