Friday, December 10, 2010

Last weekend I picked up the Winter 2010 publication of Where Women Create magazine.  While Kerry browsed some triathlon books, I settled in the big bay window of Barnes & Noble and soon found myself drowning in the creativity of women—young and old.  The pictures and ideas were fascinating; however what I walked away with was one of the first things I read in the opening editor’s note.  Jo made the statement, “I am the everyday beginning of once upon a time.”—and it has been rattling through me this whole week.

I am the everyday beginning of once upon a time.  Its true definition, I believe, is open to interpretation.  The possible meanings are for all intents and purposes, endless.  Here’s what I think.

Once upon a time. If determining word/idea association, the moment one throws out this phrase, my mind immediately reverts to a story, a child’s perhaps, but a story worth telling none the less.

Everyday beginning. A simple reference to the fact that each day holds a new opportunity.

My conclusion then is that every day each one of us, me included, is given the opportunity to do something worth telling about.  Initially my mind tells me that such things must be grandiose, or exceptional in nature.  If that were the case, I don’t know but a few days in life that would be worthy of such an explanation.

What I think my heart is telling me is that each day is a story in itself.

It doesn’t matter what yesterday held, today is a new opportunity.  This statement seems to draw a parallel to this… “Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!” [2 Corinthians 5:17]  The similar notion of forging ahead with a given, new opportunity, one worth telling about, is found in both.

So, I leave a bit more pensive than maybe I started, but one thing is for sure.

I hope my life can be described as the everyday beginning of once upon a time—that it will be a story worth telling exceptional aside.


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