I rolled out of bed this morning, after 5 restless hours of sleep, extra early to make cookies! Yes, cookies, because what else is there to do at 5 am? I submit that there isn't a better early morning activity! ;) Chocolate chip cookies are just a great reminder that all is well with the world!
I stood in front of the bathroom mirror and for a few seconds, caught a glimpse of the deep wrinkles settling in comfortably around my very tired eyes! I rarely pause in front of a mirror for any length of time because all I see are all the things I hate, but for a moment, I stood there with those wrinkles but today, they were a kind reminder of where I've been. I realized I have complimentary wrinkles...the little ones around my eyes from a lot of crying but the bigger ones around my mouth from ear to ear grins.
I can't say that I have entirely enjoyed my life...I haven't entirely hated it either. I guess I'm just about as content as I could be. It's been a life of trials and struggles and hard things. It's been a life of unbelievable joy, surprise and learning.
I have lived on, lived down, lived out and lived through things I don't ever want to experience again.
I have lived...that's for sure. I haven't always lived gracefully but I have always done my best.
With a deep sigh...I shook off the sleepy fog and stepped away from the reflection.