Bette Midler - The Rose
I haven't heard this song in ages. It came across my my Facebook feed quite randomly today..or perhaps synchronicity was involved. It brought back some great memories and made me smile. It spoke to my heart as much today as yesteryear.
I remember as a young girl...maybe late middle school/early high school...playing this over and over and over memorizing every word I loved it so much.
I turned 50 last month. I spent my 49th year growing and planting seeds and preparing for my second 50. I spent my 49th year opening my heart, thinking about and creating my big dreams. I spent my 49th year soul searching and realizing I wasn't who or where I wanted to be. I don't have all the answers and maybe I never will, but I want to enjoy the journey more.
I'm releasing the past. I'm trying to let the future take care of itself. I'm working on letting the now be enough, be more than enough. I've planted my seeds and with the sun's love, I am becoming like the rose.
In my next 50, I vow to laugh more frequently, to love more fiercely and more patiently, to live more purposefully.