Carpe Diem Challenge

I don’t know how she does but my mother finds a way to mention that I’m not married and childless EVERY SINGLE DAY! I don’t think she realizes how annoying it is despite the numerous times I have told her to stop.

Yesterday I  drove myself into a state of fear that I would become an “old single cat lady.”  I’m not sure what triggered it.

It may have been this article from the Huffington Post, ” 7 Things to Never Say to Single Woman,” one of my friends shared on Facebook yesterday. Whatever the stimuli I sunk into a bad case of woe is me… I’m not married and I don’t have any kids yet. I hope I don’t turn into an “old single cat lady.”  Mind you that’s NOT my normally MO. I know lots of people that are unhappily married (I pray I’m never a part of that group), I know married couples that don’t have sex (why get married) and I have friends that have children that drive them stir crazy. On top of that despite the annoying daily comments/nags or “friendly reminders” from my mom and subtle comments from other family members I LOVE MY LIFE 97% of the time.

Nonetheless, I was in a funk yesterday afternoon.

One of my friends tweeted out this video of Oprah Winfrey yesterday. [youtube][/youtube]

Despite the fact that I know the story she shared and even though I’ve heard her tell the story on the Oprah Winfrey Show and at O You, listening to it yesterday gave me goosebumps. I’ve talked about the FAITH WALK that has been a part of my journey but I realized my faith varies in strength in different aspects of my life. I think I got the goosebumps because I haven’t been completely faithful about marriage and having children. I’ve allowed other people’s comments to sway me and cause me to loose a little faith.

Listening to Oprah’s story reminded me of the importance of truly surrendering. I can’t be on a FAITH WALK if I’m busy plotting and scheming. So my CARPE DIEM moment for September 10th was a friendly reminder to SURRENDER!