In what my brother would refer to as the ninth inning of a person’s life, I will cop to only the 7th inning of mine. I am still learning things about myself that honestly makes me smile. Well, perhaps laugh is more appropriate.
I was led to believe that we become more set in our ways, as we get older. I am finding the opposite to be true of myself. I am less affected by change than I thought. The small things that used to annoy the hell out of me have actually become small things.
This is very personal, as I understand not everyone flips this way. I am becoming more patient (still a work in progress). I am learning to be a better listener (although I am far from where I would like to be). And, I am always striving to NOT take myself so serious (I do a fairly good job here).
When I look at the long haul of my life and not the day-to-day challenges I am pleased. When I see where I started and how far I have come, I feel good.
Although we all go through life with our own script and each of our journeys is unique to us, we share many common threads. For the most part, I believe we want to live a life of purpose. We want to understand the world we life in.
I know for me this isn’t always simple or easy. I do know however, as long as I am in the game I will continue to check myself on a regular basis to see how I am doing in my awareness, growth and overall happiness factors.
How about you?