In closing 2016, I wish to leave you with this poem, Christmas at Midlife, by Mary Anne Perrone. I first read this after one of my favorite authors, Glennon Doyle Melton, shared it on her social media feed; and yes –  I was immediately inspired to start this blog after reading this. Please enjoy and share widely with others!

I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best candles on ordinary days.
I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred.

I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; It’s just not their task
I am no longer waiting for the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star.
I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.

I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always now.
I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.
I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart can be stilled whenever it is called.
I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.

I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.
I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle.
I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness. I believe, I Believe.

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  1. Wonderful poem- I am constantly waiting for the shoe to drop. I really feel like I’m starting to live your “not waiting” mantra by taking career risks and being really happy with my decision! Thank you for your insight and support

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    1. Thank you Anthony! I can’t take credit for the poem but i hope to curate some of the best work out there for my readers on this subject, and add to the conversation! May you have a wonderful 2017!

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