Good evening and happy almost end to this last day of February, not another 29th of February for 4 years. I pray your leap day has been a good one! It is beginning to snow a bit more out and the temperatures are dropping here in beautiful Utah.
In prayer this evening I asked God to protect all of those who are on the roadways this evening, I asked for a shield of protection for those who are still being battered by the negative weather all over the country and for a blanket of calm for those who are digging out and have suffered great loss. I also asked special blessings of comfort for those who have lost loved ones at the hand of mother nature. I continued to pray for my friend Star who is getting stronger each and every day, I prayed for several who have come in request for family members who are battling with health issues and for the sweet little boy who is battling fluid on his brain, asking God to lay hands upon each of them, bringing them back to 100% health if it be his will. Father comfort each of them in your loving arms and allow them to feel all of the love that is flowing to them. I prayed for each of you for God's strength, his peace, his calm and his comfort and for blessings for all of your needs. In the name of Jesus Christ I asked humbly. Amen.
I love, love, love the story below....sometimes I get caught up in my aches and pains, in my grey and wrinkles, in the I can't do the things I used to be able to...bla,bla,bla...but when I look in the mirror...the youthful spirit is still there, shining brightly, I think from this point on I will take out the full length mirror and opt to just look into my eyes...LOL
A Young Spirit
It was my daughter’s 21st birthday. Dinner was finished and cake and ice cream were about to be served. As I looked out on my three grown children I was amazed at how quickly the years had gone by. My youngest was now 18 years old. My daughter was a college graduate. My oldest boy was 23 and getting older every minute. Just thinking about it I could feel my hair getting thinner and grayer and my wrinkles getting deeper.
I dragged my aching, aging body into the bathroom and looked at myself in the mirror. Yes, the hair was thin and gray. The face and forehead were wrinkled a bit. The few extra pounds of middle-age were showing in places. Then I gazed into the eyes staring back at me from the mirror and I saw her: a young spirit shining out of them from deep within me. She was the spirit that still delighted in the twinkling lights of the fireflies every Summer. She was the spirit that still soared along with the birds in the morning sky. She was the spirit that still thought the laughter of a child was the most beautiful music in the world. She was the spirit that had always known that bodies are temporary but that life is eternal. She was the spirit that had always tried to keep one foot in the wonder of childhood and one foot in the love of Heaven.
I smiled back at that shining spirit and took my youthful soul back out to the kitchen table to join my forever young children in some red velvet cake and vanilla ice cream. I thanked God too for reminding me that I will always be young no matter how old I get.
Always remember who you really are. You are a beautiful, shining, loving soul. You are blessed by Heaven and loved by God. You are both eternal and forever young. You can never grow old unless you let yourself. May all your days be blessed with youth, laughter, and joy then. May all your years be full of loving God, yourself, and others.