Beginning. Middle. End.
The basics of story in three words.
Actually… the basic plot of life exists in those three words as well.
So where do we spend most of our time?
With all the New Year hoopla (and recently turning another year older) I’ve heard this phrase whispering in the ‘what matters most’ wrinkles of my mind…
Living in the middle.
It’s what we do, or don’t, with the middle that will make our life, our work, our creativity, our parenting, our matter most.
Granted, a strong start and a strong finish can’t be discounted. But…
+You can leave the starting blocks poorly and still win the race.
+There are a lot of weddings…
+Sunrise and sunset take only a few minutes.
+You can finish only when the start and the middle are completed.
The middle is where the work gets done.
The middle is where the satisfaction is found.
The middle is where we do our growing.
The middle is where we live.
I’m all for starting out, starting over and finishing strong. But so what? Anyone can start something and a lot of people finish. A lifetime of starting makes nothing but fragments.
Yet, if you’re reading this, I’d imagine your somewhere between 18 and 108. You’re in the middle.
In this season of beginnings, what are you continuing with a fresh crispness that brings life to the midddle-ness of it all?