When we are lucky. We get wise as we get older.
We allow life to pull us out of some of our comfortable ways and easy choices. Our eyes are more open to new ideas, thoughts and adventures.
What we just have to be sure of, is that our heart stays on the right course. Allowing fear or complacency to hold us where we are at, or act in a irresponsible way is foolish.
The fruits of the spirit are love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, gentleness and self control. Are we stopping to ask ourselves if what we are doing is acting within thise guides?
I find myself seeing an old camp song to check myself. It is silly, but it works. Helps me to keep my goals and the way I care for others at the forefront of my mind.
As I am now 48 days away from 40, self control has been at the top of that list. While being home in this pandemic it could be easier to allow myself to fall down a hole of binge eatting and stagnance. Instead, I have continued to draw motivation from virtual challenges and pool wear.
We can find ways to do whay we want. Even when things are so completely difficult. When everything is unknown and media is calling you to choose sides and trying to suck you into a vortex of hate and shame choose kindness, goodness and gentleness. Choose self control when thinking about if you are going to engage and how that would help the situation.
Keep your eyes open to see how you can find yourself being a fruit of the spirit.