Happy Tuesday, my friends!
I was fortunate enough to get away for three days to one of the prettiest places in Canada. In my humble opinion, anyway.
Kenora, Ontario sits on the edge of Lake of the Woods. I have blogged about this lovely community before and I probably will again. These photos were taken last summer, I forgot my camera when I left home on Thursday.
|photo taken from Best Western website|
This is the hotel and convention center where we stayed and had the meetings. My room was on the 7th floor, on the side that faces the lake. I had the most amazing view of all that loveliness, it was so soothing and relaxing!
Kenora is so beautiful!
It is not quite this green there, yet, but it soon will be. Friday was in the 70's and I found a gal who loves to walk and walks as fast if not faster than I do and we walked for an hour along this trail through town and along the lake.
Amongst other things, my friend and I were discussing "menopause", a subject that our speaker, Wanda Chavis had brought up. (Wanda Chavis is amazing, by the way and tells the funniest stories!) Wanda Chavis talked about the fact that it is important that we care about ourselves. It's important that we LOVE ourselves, in fact. If you are like me, you have made your share of mistakes, maybe you've made some bad choices and you've experienced tragedies. But, we must forgive ourselves and learn to love ourselves and leave our failures with God, He won't remember them against us, the way we do. Then the joy can begin to seep back into our lives, everything still won't be perfect, but it will be okay!
I can honestly say that I love being in my fifties. I have a lot more confidence now in who I am, and my relationship with the Lord is more stable and intimate than it has ever been. I care far less about what others think of me and I can accept other people and their opinions much more easily.
Life is a journey and it really can get better after 50.
If you are over 50, tell me your thoughts on it, I really want to hear them.
Have a really great day!