I think the older you get, the easier it is to fall into the trap of indifference.
That sunset? You’ve seen it a million times before.
The rainbow? The one in Hawaii was so much better.
Those buildings? Pales in comparison to those in Europe.
The more we experience the harder it becomes to bend in the wind, to open our eyes to what’s new instead of holding tight to what we think we already know.
But it’s not just about the things we see. Sometimes we take life itself for granted. We believe that we know everything. We think there are more limitations in our lives than exist. By the time we stop believing in Santa Claus, we have stopped believing in miracles and the possibilities within ourselves.
I think that we can grow younger as we physically grow older by learning how to be open to the unknown again. Part of this is being grateful for what we have. It’s learning to see the miracles in ordinary experiences. It’s exploring the things we thought we knew, discovering our strengths, and not taking everything we read as our truth.
Sometimes we just need to be reminded of that.
This week’s top posts are bite-sized pieces of wisdom on everything from gratitude to loving ourselves. It’s a great read to prepare us for the upcoming holiday and a great lesson in possibility.
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