I was quite surprised to see Dan in charge of SoCS this week. I think he did a nice job challenging everyone with his prompt. I knew he would not make it easy on us. Pop over to Linda’s place to join in: Life in Progress – check out the rules and the contribution of other bloggers. (Pssst, Linda’s hanging out at the bar with Cheryl, Dan, and David so pop over there, too, especially if you meet the challenge and get to collect a free drink on David. Skippy’s going to be sad he missed this one!)
This week, the prompt is:
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “inspire/aspire/expire.” Use them in any form you like. Use one, use two or use them all if you want. If you use two, you get bonus points! If you use all three, Cheryl will put your next drink on David’s tab. Enjoy!
It is a beautiful autumn morning here. The temperature is moderate, the position of the sun has shifted and now beams into my living room. If we had a cat, there is no doubt this would be a preferred sleeping spot, sprawled out in the midst of a sunbeam.
I cannot help but think about my children this morning. Each with their own families. I try to think back and remember if either of them had aspirations of a particular career. My son has his own business and has done well as an entrepreneur. My daughter lost her job during the pandemic but has fought back and now has the best job she’s ever had. I marvel at both of them and I am so proud of all they accomplished.
I never wanted my children to aspire to have the same career I had or to follow a similar path. Instead, I wanted them to find their own aspirations and live a life that made them happy. The only real goal I hoped they would aspire to was being a good, honest and kind person. Both have exceeded my hopes.
Now they have children and I see them working hard to inspire them to follow their dreams. It is so fulfilling to see them each come into their own. Even as young as four, I see exploration and determination. It gives a grandmother all the good feels.
At this stage of life, it can sometimes be a struggle to find new footing. To decide how to spend our days. I did not feel any sense of loss by leaving the workforce. It was a relief to me. The great thing about life, is that its chances and opportunities do not expire. We can choose any new path at any time. And I find that inspiring.
(Cheryl, what good microbrews do you have on hand? I’m on my way to the bar.)