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What Do You Want?

Updated: Nov 6, 2022

This is the question I've been asked the most in the past week. I am turning 50 this year and friends and family keep asking me this. If life was the way it was prior to March 2020, I'd say "Take me straight to the Caribbean." I long for a trip there but not under the present circumstances. When I've done my research, the islands that I would love to visit are all in either stage 3 or stage 4 of lockdown.

I examined my thoughts and my heart this morning and I realized that I don't really want things. I am now living out of one and a half suitcases and things no longer satisfy me. I am mindful about what I put in those suitcases because I have to lift and carry it everywhere with me.

This is an unusual birthday, meaning, I am separated from my family and friends, so this weighs very heavily on my heart to make it a meaningful birthday. I think for now, I will cast my thoughts aside and just let the day happen, however it has to happen and wherever I am. I don't even know where I will be on that day.

The only thing I know for sure that I want is more experiences of God in my life and I've asked Him for this. I've found the richness of my life's journey is due to Him. Life becomes more interesting when I experience Him. These experiences encourage, motivate and inspire me to keep on living to see what God will do next.

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