Past, Present, and Future

I reflect on the past, feeling a longing for love lost, sadness for words not said, compassion for the young woman I was, so full of fear and doubt.

I focus on the present, feeling overwhelming gratitude for a peaceful life hard won, one filled with love and beauty and possibilities.

I look to the future and feel hope that life will hold many more gifts of growth and perspective, that if I’m fortunate to be blessed with age I will look back on a life well-lived, one filled with many mistakes and triumphs, each wrinkle and line etched from laughter and sorrow, a heart humble and filled with joy.

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