She was doing an exercise where she was just lifting each leg up to a step. Slowly and surely, meticulously, lifting one leg up at a time...that was her exercise. I looked like American Gladiator next to her and she turned to me and said, you're lucky to be able to do that.
How right she was. I told her how grateful I am for my health and imagine she did a lot when she was younger. She smiled and started telling me about her life.
Joan was her name.
She shared that she got married at 73 and had a huge wedding. She married the most wonderful man and that even though he passed away after 5 and 1/2 years into their marriage, she cherished those years fondly. That her step-daughter was so loving and still called her once a week. And that she had moved from Illinois to Texas (after living in Illinois her entire life!) because her nephew had asked her to come live with him.
Talking to her made me feel so mushy-gushy inside. Here was this old woman smiling as she shared how much she loved her life (and how loved she was!)
What left the biggest impression was how giddy she was talking about getting married. She was so proud to share being 73 and how she celebrated it in a big way.
It made me reflect on time and how we often feel our time has gone by. That we're too old to start something. That we 'should' have started when we were younger. And if we had 'just done it back then', than we would be 'so far' today. And now, it's too late...
We sit in a place of reminiscing of what could have been...
and yet will never be now...
Because the time is gone.
Well Joan called BS on that. Not in a mean way, because she's just too sweet to do that. But by being herself. By enjoying every moment and celebrating the perfection of her timing. Married at 73 and widowed at 78...and she wouldn't have it any other way.
She exemplified that it's never too late for anything. The perfect time is when things happen and that can start today.
You don't have to wait for the perfect time to start that thing you've always wished for. And time hasn't run out if you feel like you're not where you wished you were today.
Time is just a measuring tool. There are no rules on when or how things have to be done...no matter what people make it out to be.
If Joan can do it and keep on smiling at 85...well you've got plenty of time left to do many things!
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You don't have to wait any longer, Beautiful, because now is exactly the right time. :)