There are many turns in life. One chapter ends and another one begins. Ups and downs throughout the process. We recently experienced another turn in our life. Our son graduated from Campbell University! It was a very happy and memorable day and we celebrated all weekend. See Neil’s post from last week for more on this wonderful occasion.
Prior to the graduation, I was thinking about our son and our life with him. There have been happy times, sad times, good times and not so good times. Each one created a pivot in our life’s journey. I asked myself what I was most happy about during this graduation season. It would be easy for me to say that I was proud of him because of what all he has accomplished and I am. I could also say that each pivot was a literal turning point in our lives and those pivots helped make him what he is today. That is true. But it boils down to something much more……who he is.
Pivots do not define us. They can describe something we did or did not do but they do not define who we truly are. Life’s pivots can mature us and teach us more and more about who we really are. Life experiences offer an opportunity for us to look a little deeper at ourselves. What made us choose this or that? What part of my true self does this experience reflect?
I encourage you to look at pivots in your life and take some time to reflect on them. What have they taught you about who you are?
****Over the summer months we will continue blogging but we will also slow down a little along the way so we may not post every Tuesday. We hope you enjoy your summer!