If only: A birthday ponder

I recently celebrated a birthday and according to Daryl, I took it well; citing no major meltdowns or bouts of depression, as apparently has been known to happen since passing the 40 mark. I never thought of myself as someone who would have a hard time getting older, but it really is a strange phenomenon. Your outward appearance starts to change and you hear the phrase, “Yes, ma’m” more often than you ever thought possible; all the while still feeling on the inside like your younger, sassy self.

But, this year I took my extra digit in stride. I attribute my positive attitude to the fact that 2016 brought with it a considerable amount of change. And, for the most part, I like change. Without change, nothing would ever change (hello redundancy), and how boring is that?!

Nonetheless, there is a definite restlessness that comes with growing another year older. Which, got me to thinking …

If only there were more hours in a day to achieve the extraordinary.

If only creativity grew on trees.

If only there were more dollars in the bank.

If only there was a “1/2 off” sale on discipline.

If only consistency was a habit that could not be broken.

If only patience guaranteed a light at the end of the tunnel.

If only I knew then what I know now, and they knew nothing about either.

If only confidence was more than an act of faith.

If only practicing what you preach wasn’t so damn hard.

If only asking for help was as easy as accepting the status quo.

If only you could prepare for the future and still live fully in the present.

If only contemplate and complaint didn’t sound so much alike.



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