It has been work, work, work for me and most of the time, I don't even have time for myself! Duh! I'm not complaining but...emmm I guess this is it...... Anyway, I'm enjoying every minute of doing things for loved ones and for others. Though at times I wished I could have more time to myself. Time to sleep longer, time to shower longer, time to just sit back and relax....not doing anything and not having the guilt feelings soon after.

Looking back I realized that I've not reached the pinnacle of my time or have I? At 48, what have I achieved for MYSELF? Am I satisfied with what I have, with what I have become and with what I'm going to be? What I can say at this very moment is that my satisfaction comes from doing things for others especially for my husband and for my three children; this is my greatest achievement. Time for myself is time well spent with loved ones and that is exactly what I'm why the fuss??


Anonymous said…
I smiled reading your post about wondering if you had reached your optimal goals at 48...and wishing you had more time for relaxing! haha! You are probably more satisfied than you think...because you are doing for others quite a bit...putting others first...and scripture assures us that this IS a path to fulfillment...we receive when we give. But I will respond to just add this, that I believe God gave Jeremiah the key to knowing he was getting the most out of life when He told him "Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom,, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But let him that glorieth glory in this, that he understandeth and knoweth me, that I am the Lord which exercise lovingkindness, judgment and righteousness, in the earth: for in these things I delight, saith the Lord." And what is really wonderful is that we all can know Him this completely by just letting Him speak to us through His Word! You will be glad to know that I am not ill so far from drinking my undried boiled Mulberry leaves! I posted the question last night about the risks...and looking here more I see you are in Malaysia...which makes me wonder if my Virginia Mulberry tree seeds will work in Puerto Rico where we care for my age 94 mother in law? My 3 trees here in VA are about 20, 30 and 40 feet up...yours appear more like bushes? But your fruits are twice the size of my berries! Hmm! I am afraid of joining google to correspond...but you can find me on facebook...I just don't know your name to find you there and your blog is not a secure site so am cautious to put my name...Paula Mendez. I will try looking up Mulberries on FB...maybe will see you there.
Anne L* said…
Thanks're right...we receive when we give. Knowing the will of God is the greatest knowledge and doing the will of God is the greatest achievement. We give by doing.:-)
I'm glad that you're still 'alive & kicking' after taking the undried mulberry tea leaves. Anyway, I believe that by drying the leaves you're making the most of its benefits. It's not only taste better but the nutritional values increases when it's dried. Mulberry trees come in many sizes and shapes. Like you mentioned, the one that I have is of a bush type while yours is the huge species. Nevertheless the nutritional contents are similar.
Anonymous said…
This is good news! And I LOVED those wonderful pictures of your marketplace out there! My friend at my church here in VA is from Korea and she comes to my yard here to gather "wild" items and has given me good advice on the benefits of many items. We even have some very old muscadine vines which we can hopefully revive strong again...being new at this simple and natural approach...I have a lot to learn...thank you for the glimpse of this approach from your viewpoint! Paula in PR and VA