My beautiful friend, Laurie Schur is a poet, filmmaker, therapist, and all-round beautiful woman and she often shares wonderful and inspiring things with me like this poem.
Life at Midlife
I am no longer waiting for a special occasion; I burn the best  candles on ordinary days.
I am no longer waiting for the house to be clean; I fill it with people who understand that even dust is Sacred.
I am no longer waiting for everyone to understand me; it’s just not their task.
I am no longer waiting for *the perfect children; my children have their own names that burn as brightly as any star.
I am no longer waiting for the other shoe to drop; It already did, and I survived.
I am no longer waiting for the time to be right; the time is always  now.
I am no longer waiting for the mate who will complete me; I am grateful to be so warmly, tenderly held.
I am no longer waiting for a quiet moment; my heart  can be stilled whenever it is called.
I am no longer waiting for the world to be at peace ; I unclench my grasp and breathe peace in and out.
I am no longer waiting to do something great; being awake to carry my grain of sand is enough.
I am no longer waiting to be recognized; I know that I dance in a holy circle.
I am no longer waiting for Forgiveness.
I believe, I Believe.
Mary Anne Perrone
In reading this beautiful poem, I’m so clear that I too am no longer waiting for things that I used to wait for when I was a younger woman.
I like to use the good china even if it’s just me.
I’m not waiting for a special occasion.
I can tell people I love them, without an excuse.
I love you.
I am grateful!
I am choosing to remember that I’m already as holy as holy can be and I’m not waiting to get there!
I am choosing to realize that I am already free and to go there in my mind – no more waiting!
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