Friday, May 31, 2013

Five Minute Friday: Imagine

She sat at the table yesterday and told me she can't wait to grow up. I looked into her innocent, 3 year-old face and told her not to wish her life away.

How well I remember wishing the exact same things just a few years ago. I felt the same way that she does, that once I was grown up, life would be easy, and I could do whatever I wanted to.

If only I knew.

I never imagined that my life would turn out to be what it is. I never imagined that growing up wouldn't be nearly as much fun as I thought it would.

If you would have asked me 6 months ago where I thought I would be today, I most certainly wouldn't have told you here.
If you would have asked me two years ago what I was going to study in college, I wouldn't have told you Exercise Science.
If you would have asked me 10 years ago if there were any benefits to being young, I probably would have laughed in your face.

When you are young, you sit around and imagine what life will be like when you are old enough to make your own decisions. (At least I did.)
You imagine that it will be pothole free.
Roadblock free.
Landslide free.
Practically perfect in every way.

You never imagine that potholes, roadblocks and landslides will be a daily part of live. But they are.

So please, little ones, don't wish your life away. Don't imagine your life away. Just enjoy being young.

11 comments:

  1. Beautiful! And I can relate so much to what you say. Thank you!

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  2. I have learned to enjoy whatever spot I am in right now. It has been a hard lesson, but life goes by so fast, and I want moments and memories out of mine and not just imagining. Love this one today. Thanks for sharing.

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    1. I absolutely agree. Thank you for stopping by!

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  3. Such good and beautiful wisdom here. And we don't need to be little to keep wishing our lives away, do we? Seems you and I were on the same page --- of "now," --- for FMF this week! So nice to make your acquaintance. :)

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    1. Yes ma'am, it seems that way! Thanks for droppin by. :)

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  4. You are so right Rebekah. Perspective on things does seem to change as we get older and how awesome, I want to study exercise science in the future!!!

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    1. Awesome!! What do you plan to do with it?

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  5. beautiful! I love what you have to say here. Blessings :)

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