Five Years by Corbett Barr
There will be an agreement in whatever variety of actions, so they be each honest and natural in their hour. – Ralph Waldo Emerson
What would you say to the person you were five years ago? What will you say to the person you’ll be in five years?
To the worn down, wondering woman I was 5 years ago I want to say: “Just wait, it really does get better.”
To the 5 years down the road woman: “Have you said “Thank you” today?”
Gratitude and hope. These are the two things I think I must always try to have.
When I can’t find my own hope, may I find others who are hopeful and let them share it with me. That “letting” thing is key here. I’m not so good at receiving a gift like that, though I say I am good at passing out whatever hope I have. More humility, more vulnerability (lots more), more trust are required. These are not easy for me, either. So much to learn.
That’s all the vulnerability I can muster for this post – maybe more Emersonian encouragement will help me along this path…