Today, I’m going to church with a new friend. Although it’s not a huge deal, I’m sure this will be something I’ll remember for years to come. Not because it’s a rare occurrence, but because I’m spending time with a person who thought enough of me to ask me to go with her.
Believe it or not, it’s the seemingly insignificant things in life that often matter the most.
In a little over a month, 2020 will be here. To commemorate the end of this decade, many of my friends on social media are participating in a #10yearchallenge. They are posting side by side photos of how they looked in 2009 compared to now.
A Century is about events. A Decade is about people.
Ten years ago, some people lived in different geographical areas from where they currently live, and some were in a different place mentally. Both of these things are true for me. I was in California ten years ago; now I’m in Alaska. I’d say, I’m much stronger mentally today because life has made it so.
During this time in 2009, I was preparing for my mother and niece to come to visit over the Christmas break.
My beloved mother passed away almost two years ago, and it stings deeply every time I think about her not being here. I thoroughly enjoyed her stay with me during the holiday. I was happy to be fortunate enough to fly her from South Carolina to the west coast, especially since she had never been to that side of the country.
Although I’ve journeyed through a lot of changes over the years, I don’t think my facial features are much different from what they were ten years ago. What do you think?
What has changed is the way I think about this life I’ve been assigned to live.
My ten-year challenge is to remember where I was back then, appreciate where I am today, and eagerly look forward to what’s to come.
All the best always, and thank you for reading.