Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Live Life Now

My life was over but I never got what I wanted.

So ended a poetic illustration by speaker Luci Swindoll.  Luci's advice to the Women of Faith attendees was to "Live fully in this moment.  Life fully now."

This is my last Tampa Women of Faith post.  It was a tremendous experience, one I will always cherish.  I have a new friend, Gina, and I had some amazing women pour into my spirit.

It was appropriate for them to end the conference with Luci Swindoll.

Luci Swindoll is nearly 80 years old and she has an arthritic knee, but she also has a deep reservoir of wisdom and joy.  Luci's message was about experiencing joy.

We don't always like where we find ourselves and we expend a vast amount of energy wanting something else, waiting for something else.  As Luci says, "We've forgotten what it means to be happy."

About life, Luci said, "It's a gift and it's called life.  Don't miss it be always wanting something else."

How many women spend time wishing they could go back to happier times or waiting and hoping for better times?  If we spent our time and energy on making the most of where we are today with what we have today, we will be happier people.

And the world will be a happier place.

Luci admonished us to "Do something for your soul, something that will make life fuller or richer or more substantial within."

And she asked us, "What are those things that turn your joy crank?"

When it was all said and done, I thought (and tweeted), "Luci Swindoll is the grandma everyone dreams of, and every child deserves."


2 comments:

Lex said...

Love this post about Luci!

You had commented on my blog, thanks!
Here's my response:

That's right Patricia :) "In the beginning" seems to be the easiest part. Pray consistently, draw your precious strength from Him and the determination in your heart will prevail. Go girl! (can you hear the cheering section?) Go Go Go

PatriciaW said...

Thanks for stopping by, Lex!