Rejoice at mid life? In the middle of a mid-life crisis? Are you kidding me? Nope. But it ain’t easy. We have to train ourselves to rejoice.
How do you train yourself to rejoice during a mid-life crisis? Couple ways.
One of my favorites is to read good thoughts, daily, like this one:
“Every man rejoices twice when he has a partner in his joy. He who shares tears with us wipes them away. He divides them in two, and he who laughs with us makes the joy double”. — Bishop Fulton J. Sheen
Simple. Have someone be part of your life, and be part of someone else’s life.
This also isn’t easy, especially as we age, and even more so as we pass mid-life into late-life.
Recently, an extraordinarily insightful woman I get to work with occasionally, commented, “I’m no longer the most important person in any body’s life”.
Not in any one’s life? How can that be?
It will probably happen to all of us, if we get the privilege to live long enough.
I like to look ahead and start planning for things I haven’t yet seen, nor can yet comprehend.
Mid-Life is part of our journey, if we are lucky to make it that far. It seemed to me that I shouldn’t waste the gift of middle age.
While it’s impossible to predict the future. There is one thing I do predict, that mid-life rejoicing will help me more than mid-life complaining.
You buy that? I do. In fact, I’ll take two, please.