Turning 55~ WHAT?

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In early February I turn 55.  There, I said it!  It’s out in the open! I am not ashamed! 🙂

Ever since I turned 50, birthdays have affected me differently than when I was in my 30’s or 40’s.  I tend to reflect more, look at my choices in a new way, and think about the idea of “legacy” so much more!

I remember at age 18 bargaining with God; telling Him that I really wanted to anticipate His coming, BUT I did want to go to college, get married, and have children. Did you do that too?  All the key turning points of life were before me and I didn’t want to miss a thing!

At almost 55, God has graciously granted me that joy of experiencing all these sweet turning points.  The newest turning point at 55 will be precious.  I will be embarking on a new role: grandma, or Mimi, or Granny, or…………………..

However, at nearly 55,  I think about my impact, the “mark” I am leaving.   Have I honored the God I love? Represented the Salciccioli name well? Cared for the people in my “yard” well? and Mentored the younger generation as we are commanded to? I pray that I have.  At 55, I think about these things….

How about you?  What drives you to look at your life?  What causes you to look at your present choices assuring yourself that you are living a life that is rich and impacting?  Birthdays, the older I get, do this for me.

Heard this saying over the weekend; I believe it is true:

Andy Stanley –
“Every leader leaves a mark, what kind of mark are you going to leave?”

These are my “birthday” thoughts.  🙂