The older you get, the more aware of mortality you become. There’s an acute perception of how quickly time truly does fly, what things have not (yet) been accomplished, and which dreams you still want to realize.
You have blue days, gray days, and black days. Moments of doubt, frustration and apprehension seem to swirl like cosmic dust. You think: why does she have all that luck? Why has he got all that money? Why can’t Fate / God smile at me?
But then you see someone pursue a long-time dream and achieve it— like sexagenarian Diana Nyad successfully swimming the 110-mile Florida Strait. Upon completion of the grueling undertaking she made two memorable statements (allow me to paraphrase):
** “We should never give up.”
** “You’re never too old to chase your dream.”
Few words. Much motivation.
She’s my heroine, my inspiration. She’s proven age doesn’t matter. It’s all about determination, courage, and faith. And patience.
Hang in a while longer. That dream can and will happen. Just never, ever give up.
The older we get, the wiser we grow to be. And maybe it’s better that the dream doesn’t become reality until we’ve reached a certain maturity. Would we have appreciated it at the age of 20 or 30, or even 40? Might we not have taken it for granted, let it swell our heads, and/or not given back in return?
“You’re never too old to chase your dream.” And attain it.
You, Diana Nyad, are so right. God bless.