Step away from the post with me for a minute: I had the 'bright' idea of putting all pictures of me in one album. NOT GOOD!!! I stress NOT GOOD!! It is alarming to see the aging process in one album without the buffer of everyone else aging with you. Back to the post:
Like I said before, I have fallen a lot. One of my friends nick named me 'Grace'. It was such a problem that I always looked at my feet. I wanted to look up and see the scenery while I walked home from school. I knew every dip and crack in the sidewalks and dirt trail on the way home from first grade on. I missed so much.
Even now, fear of what might happen or what I need to do keeps me focused on tasks and not on the life I am living. My sister has told me many times that there are no 'do-overs'. Our life isn't a dress rehearsal. Looking down was stealing many enjoyable moments from me. At one point I discovered Psalm 3:3. But thou, O LORD, art a shield for me; my glory, and the lifter up of mine head.
Since that day, I decided to look up and let God catch me. I urge you to take the risk of looking up. Look around you. See those around you. Enjoy your surroundings. Smell the smells of life. Breathe deep of it. If you stumble, get up and keep going. Live life. Love life. Submit yourself to the loving care of God.