Today is 5 minute Friday. In case you don’t know what that is, it is the brain child of Gypsy Mama. We write for 5 minutes on the word for the day. I read it through to be sure it makes sense and add links and a photo and it is on its way.
I want to be relevant. I SO want to be relevant. It is quite a battle at this stage of my life.
I don’t think you understand. I am now officially old. I am on medicare and on my next birthday, I will be on social security.
There was a time in my life when I didn’t care about the “crowd”. Yes, I wanted to be accepted and liked. But I only wanted to wear what I liked to wear…and do the things I liked to do. I wasn’t going to change those things just so people would like me.
Why? Because those weren’t always the people I really liked being with!
But then, with age came teenagers. One of my daughters kept trying to “fix” my fashion problems…or the ones she perceived. I did change some. I didn’t have good fashion sense like she did, but being the mother of teens was the beginning of learning to change.
Learning what was relevant. Sometimes I learned that what I knew already WAS relevant, but I was presenting it in an irrelevant way!
Now my children are WAY beyond teens. I still keep growing. How amazing is that? I’m not sure that my message changes, but I do think that I’m learning more and more how to present it in a relevant way.
How is that? With love!
Would you believe I’m sitting in the middle of the lounge at the Relevant Conference writing this?
photo: © Flexflex | Dreamstime.com
I love…my message hasn’t changed…just learning how to share it in a more relevant way…
Blessings to you as you fellowship with other sisters….
Wonderful! This post made me laugh, tear (my little ones are 14 months and 3 1/2 – yet a mother’s heart is still the same), and wish we could sit down for tea. I’m so glad gypsy mama encourages us to leave a comment for the person before us. Otherwise I may have never found your blog.
Enjoy the conference. May His relevance fill you to overflowing!
thanks kim:) glad you stopped by. wish you could be here. i’ll stop by to look at your blog.