#TenderTuesday . . . Life at Midlife

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Life at Midlife

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion;
I burn the best candles on ordinary days.
I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is sacred.

I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; Itโ€™s just not their task.
I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star..

I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.
I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now.
I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.

I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment;
my heart can be stilled whenever it is called.
I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.

I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.
I am no longer waiting to be recognized;
I know that I dance in a holy circle.

I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.
I believe, I Believe

๐ŸŽจ Artist: Jimmy Lawlor

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