Today I’m not doing a photographic post, instead I’m doing a post on ‘Advise’
So, this week I reach a mile stone. I turn 60!
The first half of my life now seems a blur. Not because my memory is failing but because it seems to have belonged to another person in another lifetime. It’s like remembering a movie I once saw a long time ago.
I can’t say I’ve had a bad life or a good one. We each come here with lessons to learn and I must admit I’ve been very slow in learning mine – hence they’ve been repeated over and over until I got them.
If I was to look into my inner child’s innocent eyes (above photo) and give my self some advise, it would be this:
1) Acknowledge feelings (yours and others)
2) Forgive (yourself and others)
3) Keep the lessons life teaches you (Pay attention ‘cos they keep on coming until you do)
4) Let it go (I mean that – don’t carry it around with you. Let it go)
5) Move on (Don’t get stuck in the past)
Looking back at that photo of me as a child, I don’t know how I could have prepared myself for the life that laid before me, but looking into my innocent eyes, I can be proud of the fact that I’ve lead my life mostly with love and giving even when ‘love’ and ‘giving’ seldom came back to me.
Now I’m more aware of where I sow my ‘love’ and ‘giving’ seeds and only plant them on fertile ground – if the ground is infertile, I keep them.
Some say that I’ve hardened, but I say I’ve become wiser. What do you think?