Today I’m writing for Five Minute Friday, where we write flat out for five minutes, unedited, on a one-word prompt. Join the fun with your own post or just read what others have done with their 300 seconds. Check it out at http://lisajobaker.com/category/five-minute-friday/ Today’s word is Last.
I’ve always been more of a cup-half-full than a cup-half-empty type of person. I fail to see the attraction of doom and gloom; I prefer the whole “eternal optimist” take on life. It’s a lot more fun and you don’t get all those frown lines etched into your face (although I have been told that my unrelenting Pollyannaesquesness can be wearing, to which I say, turn that frown upside down, dude).
Lately I’ve slipped a little in the “look on the bright side” attitude, and at a time and for a reason when most people – even the hard-core pessimists – would be shouting for joy and doing the happy dance. I retired. Wow, now there’s a real downer, right?
Really? What the heck’s wrong with me?
But my retirement comes with a long list of lasts. I left a job I loved, sold a house I loved, am leaving friends I love, am leaving family I love, and am moving half way across the country.
Where, of course, I’ll be moving into another beautiful home, with a husband I love, near friends I love, and family I love, and starting a new “job” I love – writing.
See, what I forgot for a minute there was that every last is followed by a first. It’s that way our whole lives, right up to the time we take that last breath – followed by that first moment in the presence of our Savior.
Turn that frown upside down, dude.