First, I would like to say, Happy New Year!
It’s been over a month since the last self-care Saturday post and I thought that I would get this one out to you just in time for the new year. The new year is the moment in our mental calendar that signals a fresh start and possibilities for better things. Yet, every moment is a brand new piece of time that we can start anew.
Every moment that we are alive and have air in our lungs, there is a new moment of hope. Every day is filled with new grace and mercies. Every day we have just enough strength and resources to stay alive and get certain things done. Every single day.
With that in mind, we can count on the fact that it’s never too late for anything we need or want to do in life.
Affirmations to Live By:
- It’s never too late to start that blog, business, investment.
- It’s never too late to start a family, friendship, relationship.
- It’s never too late to get to know myself, my spouse, my children.
- It’s never too late to know God and my spiritual self.
- It’s never too late to start speaking up and being an advocate for myself and others.
- It’s never too late to take care of myself and every aspect of myself.
Just because you feel like time has been wasted that doesn’t mean more time has to slip away. You are still here and everything about you matters. Although, society does praise our youth for accomplishing so much in so little time. However, that’s not us.
All those self-care basics I wrote about, it’s not too late for those either. You could be going on 60 years old; thinking that “It’s a shame! I shoulda been doing this. It’s too late now…” and I would tell you that you couldn’t be any more wrong. To think “It’s too late” are words that self-defeat. They bring you down before you can even get started or make it to completion. They show that you are comparing yourself to someone who is younger and doing what you’ve always wanted to do and need to do.
Even when it seems scary, it’s not impossible. Just because the wall seems too big to climb, that doesn’t mean there’s no way to get over it or around it.
Speak those affirmations to yourself in areas where you see fit. Then, find ways to make it happen, even if you have to create the opportunity yourself. Don’t focus on how long it might take because we can’t rush progress.
There is an 88-year-old woman by the name of Ernestine Shepherd who started bodybuilding “late” in her mid 50’s. There’s another woman by the name of Ida Keeling who set a world record at the Penn Relay and she is 100 years old. Mother Cicely Tyson, even though she started her career young, she is still acting at the age of 92 years well-aged. These three women, among many others, remind me that it’s never too late. I can be great like them. I will be great like them. And so will you.
In what areas do you feel that it may be “too late” to try and do?
Are you young like me, but feel too old to succeed?
Do you feel like there are just too many obstacles in your way? What do you do about that?
Thanks for visiting!