Can You See Me?

A woman in her late forties once confided in me, “The hardest thing about getting older,” she said. “Is that no one notices me anymore.” We talked about it for a few minutes. This really bothered her. When she was younger, people stopped in their tracks as she walked by. Heads turned and she knew it. She felt pretty. She felt alive. “Now,” she said, nervously laughing. “I’m just another face in the crowd.” This woman’s biggest fear was that she had faded into the colors of life’s backdrop. Just another lady. Nothing special here. I don’t think her fear is unique. Young or old, attractive or not, don’t we all just want to be seen? Don’t we all just …

Alternate Ending

Some DVDs have an option that makes me crazy. Alternate Endings, Don’t like a movie’s conclusion? Just make a different selection in the main menu. This is ridiculous. A story should stand on its own merits. A film should confidently declare, “This is what I am. Don’t like it? Don’t watch.” Your life? Your life is different. After all, you are a work in progress. Your life is a book you write each day and it can be changed as often as the author likes. And the author is you. Changing direction in life is not tragic. Losing passion in life is. ~ Max Lucado Several people I care about are, for one reason or another, changing their stories this …