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My 49th birthday is around the corner.
It’s making me take stock of how far I’ve come, what I’ve accomplished, and what really matters to me.
I realized recently that, although I am not where I want to be, it doesn’t mean I haven’t fully lived. This was a hard thing to digest because I struggle with not having flown.

But perhaps I have, for certainly my point of view is higher than it used to be.

These words from Paulo Coelho resonate in me:

Live the life you always wanted to live

by Paulo Coelho on February 6, 2013

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“Even if you were to study your own life in detail and relive each moment that you suffered, sweated and smiled beneath the sun, you would still never know exactly when you had been useful to someone else.

A life is never useless. Each soul that came down to Earth is here for a reason.

The people who really help others are not trying to be useful, but are simply leading a useful life.
They rarely give advice, but serve as an example.
Do one thing: live the life you always wanted to live.

Avoid criticising others and concentrate on fulfilling your dreams.
This may not seem very important to you, but God, who sees all, knows that the example you give is helping Him to improve the world. And each day, He will bestow more blessings upon it.”

Check out his blog, and be inspired and uplifted.

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  1. laurie says:

    love, love love this post. it spoke to m in a very personal way, and once again i am reminded why I need you in my life. I love you, Stacy, you are a blessing to me!1

    • Stacy says:

      How delightful to know this touched you, Laurie.
      We assess the value of our lives without knowing all the important details…we never know whose lives we’ve touched because our paths don’t always re-cross.

      I’m struggling with the idea of moving away from my boys when I should be focusing on how to live a separate life that inspires them and others. So I’m trying to do that. 🙂

      Love you!

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