Simply stated Southerland writes "I believe if you are alive, God has a purpose and plan for your life. Give yourself a pat on the back for your survival skills. Take a few moments to reflect on your life and don't get hung up on what might have been. Celebrate what is and what will be."
Most of the article warns against lamenting over things you can't change. She believes as I, "Don't." Mary Southerland offers a Christian view and belief in God to reflect on one's life: past, present, and future.
Christianity is the vehicle used by Mary, but more importantly: "What vehicle are you using?" She offers eighteen steps to remaining young. (Check those out for yourself.) I want to concentrate on the following reflections quoted from her article:
1. Who or what is stealing the joy from your life?
2.What circumstance are you facing that you need to see through God's eyes and boldly trust Him for?
3.Look around. What can you find in your life to celebrate?
4.Are you living out God's purpose for your life or are you bowing to the wrong audience and listening to the wrong voices?
Mary is the wife of a minister and recommends seeking your answers by building a relationship with God. How do you choose to celebrate life?
Your comments, questions and suggestions are encouraged.