Life is about cycles.
When my mother passed away more than 20 years ago, it was a shock to all of us. It was discovered during her operation, cancer had spread to the liver, and there was nothing the doctors could do.
She was sent home to die, and she did a few weeks later.
We went back to our lives with work, family, and home. My father understandably had a void in his life that took a time to heal.
Four years after my mother’s death, he remarried and lived ten years in his new marriage until his death.
We enjoyed seeing a new adventurous side of my father and witnessed him do and try new things.
In all of this, I observed doing and learning new things has no age limit.
Life has cycles. There is death, life, we mature, grow, we fail and learn and continue.
Sadly, there are those that choose to stay stagnant. It could be fear of the unknown and not seeing fit to leave their comfort zone.
They miss out on the excitement the school of life has in store for them.
I have also found what was important to me a few years ago, is no longer important today.
Why? because of the change that has occurred within me.
I have also learned when life gets tough and discouragement sets in, handing things over to God is essential. Not only for myself but for the good of my family.
Then, you pick yourself up and keep pressing forward.
We should always try something new, even when we fail. No one can take away what was learned in the process.
January is around the corner, and instead of the same new year’s resolution that never gets fulfilled, why not put on your list something different.
- Learn a new skill
- Make new friends
- Read a book out of your normal reading genre
- Eat different foods
- Study a new topic
- Visit a new place
They key is, don´t stay still, keep moving.
Are you willing to try something new? If so, what will that be? I would love to hear your thoughts in the comment below.