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I will think about OLD … tomorrow. ~ FMF Post

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This has been a 5 minute post!

Happy Friday. Once again I am joining Lisa-Jo and the Five Minute Writers over at The Gypsy Mama.

We put aside all the rules of grammer and sentence format and just write our hearts on the provided prompt! No worries … just heart words!

The rules can be found by following the 3 minute button; in short…

Write for 5 minutes only … no worries, no edits.

Then link up over on Lisa-Jo’s blog.

Then jump on  over to the blog before (& the one after…) yours, or more, and encourage one another.  Enjoy yourselves!

The Prompt is: OLD …

Go…

As I look in the mirror I wonder at the lines at the corners of these bright green eyes. I wonder because I feel all of 16 years at heart.

Mirror Image

They say you are only as old as you feel. Funny how that changes day to day now!

The bible says:  “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come:The old has gone, the new is here!”

 The old has gone and the new smile and laugh lines have immurged! No furrowed brows or frown lines in this face! Just signs of a life lived well and peaceful, most of the time.

I lean toward the mirror, as I squint just a bit with these 40 something eyes, and relish the twinkle of that 16 year old spirit as I apply the mascara to start the day.

I lean back and glance over this face once more and realize … I am more beautiful and as full of life, or more, than I was at 16. I no longer anticipate the “when I am old enough” or the coming weekend. I no longer look to a future, better day.

It is “IN” today that I live to the fullest … I cannot live fully looking forward into the unknown. This is the day the LORD has made, I will be glad and rejoice in it…I will think about getting old, maybe, tomorrow.

OLD? Nahhhh … just the beginning of a New Day!

STOP!

Blessings Loves! 🙂

Author: Hopeannfaith

Welcome, I'm Andrea ... HOPEannFAITH ... I write and take pictures as a way of expression. These are gifts given by a loving and indulgent Father, to a headstrong and stubborn daughter, with much to say. A semi-retired social worker/secretary, I now call myself a writer. I've published one internet article and written many blog posts. However, publishing does not make one a writer, anymore than taking a box camera to the park makes one a photographer. What makes one who and what they are? Well God for one ... formed me before the foundations of this world (Psalm 139); and many, many years after putting away my passion for wordsmithing and picture taking He gave it back ... in droves. I am a culmination of my choices and experiences. It is here that my experiences color the world in print and color. It is my goal to reach just one soul a day with love ... encouragement ... understanding or just letting that soul know that they are not alone where they are today. This is about creating ~ all of it. Creating a HOLY and SACRED place where the ugly truth can be healed and the beauty of a moment or a tear can brighten a day for the experience. Why HOPEannFAITH? Hopeannfaith is my inner child, and she is maturing, as she should have done all along. She is learning all about how Faith fulfills Hope. She is learning how to live. HOPEannFAITH ~ the wonder twins all wrapped up in one, me. These are my Journey Journals ~ written and visual. I welcome your company. I welcome your friendships. My Journey is in the light ~ although I have and will share the shadowy corners and the dark ~ so you know that you are never alone there. If we hold hands in the dark, and we walk, side by side, through the shadow, we will reach the Light together. In relationship with one another and with the Light. Blessings.

4 thoughts on “I will think about OLD … tomorrow. ~ FMF Post

  1. Lovely to find you linking up. What a great attitude to embrace! Thanks for sharing.

  2. Me too! I certainly don’t have the same body as I did at 16, having three kids took care of that, but I have so much more joy and self-confidence than I did then.

  3. Aww, sweet post! Solomon had some things to say about age, too. Btw, my account is up on Facebook and you should be able to find me. If not, let me know.

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