I just had a birthday. More than a few decades have now been measured in my life. I look down the scope... and up the hill... and I know it is but a blink. So much has been learned and, as wise as I may feel at this stage, so much remains to be learned.
I try to express this to my grown "kids", but it doesn't sink in. I must admit grace because, at their age, I didn't appreciate the years of experience and LIFE which feed wisdom and understanding. My eyes beam with greater respect now, though, as I look to my aging parents. How did they become so wise all of a sudden? Even amidst their many, even self-admitted, mistakes? Perhaps my own mistakes help me to see past the mire and into the heart.
With age really comes wisdom.
Even if it is just that simple one-foot-in-front-of-the-other, traveling the path before us, life and living. The grand measure of EXPERIENCE which can only come with time measured in heaps and mounds.
This measuring of time is such a process, it helps to remember how some experiences come faster and harder than others... some people will sage as youngers rather than olders. The variables of life drip in more-or-less depending on each individually as means and measures and God's good Hand pours out.
I am grateful for the measure He has poured me. I pray to be humbly mindful as I step forward to decades more.
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