Milestones or moments?

I turned 40 this last week. I can tell you it is an age I have been alternately dreading and anticipating; dreading because I feel like I should have experienced more and grown more as a person by the time I reached 40 and excited for what I have accomplished and learned so far.

This quote by Rose Kennedy got me thinking. “Life isn’t a matter of milestones, but of moments.”
Rose Kennedy 

I have had some pretty awesome moments in my life. I have also had some pretty hard moments.  I am sure we all have and I think that how we deal with both the awesome and hard moments make us who we are today.  I have learned in the past 5 to 10 years that my perception of my life, of my moments makes them either awesome or hard.  I have also learned that perceptions change and evolve to make moments that once were hard into awesome learning experiences, where I became a better person, a more loyal friend or a better employee.

So, to say I have all of a sudden hit the 40 year old milestone is frankly silly.  Being 40 isn’t a milestone, a good reason to have a great party; yes, but a milestone; no.  Being 40 is a moment, a moment where I have learned another lesson to gather enough lessons to change my perceptions, that is a milestone.

So much of your circumstance depends on your perceptions.  Everything we feel, see or sense is a product of our perceptions.  How you view a situation determines the resolution of the situation.  What we have a tough time with is the apparent difficulty of shifting long held perceptions that we have held maybe even for our entire lives.  I say “apparent” because this too is a perception.  It is only difficult because we perceive that it should be.

 

Felicia

About Felicia

Hello, I am Felicia and I am one of the founding members of Health Now, Wealth Forever. When we came up with the concept of starting our family business, I was enthusiastic just to spend time working on a project with my family. But, as we have grown and expanded, my passion for educating myself and others - about alternative health options and changing the way we view finances and life - has taken over. While I admit I am not the healthiest of our group, I am working on it daily and hope that the articles I write help you to work on it with me. Thank you for supporting us and allowing us to open our minds and yours to an alternative way of look at health, wealth and life!

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