Late bloomers still bloom.
That thought came to me as I was running 18 miles on my fifty-fifth birthday, now almost five years ago.
The run came a few days after myself and a group of fifty somethings sat and discussed our lives, our dreams, disappointments and what we each still wanted to accomplish with our lives.
The same conversation applies as to when I am speaking with a college student, or anyone under the age of thirty, and they begin to hyperventilate as to the seemingly current lack of direction for their life.
Furthermore they seem astounded that the historical figure Moses did not even know what he was supposed to do with his life until he was eighty years old.
As my research developed I began reading about individuals who bloomed later in life, authors, business leaders, actors, artists and those in many other categories and professions.
Colonel Sanders is a name we all recognize. The vastly successful enterprise, Kentucky Fried Chicken, was not founded by Harlan Sanders until he was sixty five years old.
Age cannot be denied for any of us.
The aging process applies to all of us.
Do not be discouraged by the length of your days.
We are all learning how to live, regardless of our years.
Some of us, like me, it just takes a little longer than others.
I’m a late bloomer.
When Billy Graham wrote the book, Nearing Home, he was quoted as saying, “All my life, I have been taught how to die. No one has ever taught me how to grow old.”
So whether you are in your twenties or your nineties, there is a plan for your life.
It is an awesome and specific plan.
Take a big breath and be open to the possibilities.
In the coming days, let the following be a constant thought.
May my steps be guided and my heart be guarded. And may I be in the very center of the plan that is designed specifically for my life.