My oldest grandson will turn 21 next week. He has his whole life ahead of him, and who knows what it will contain? Right now he's in college studying journalism (just like his grandma!), and we have no idea where that may take him.
A few weeks ago, I came across a photo of him as a young boy, perhaps 4 or 5 years old. And it occurred to me that all the potential he has within him now as an almost-21-year-old was there then, too. Isn't that so amazing?
We come into this life containing all the potential we'll ever need. What we do with all those abilities is a matter of choices throughout our lives, however. One choice after another. And most often, second, third and more chances if we make a bad choice.
So it's good to stop and ask every now and again: Am I using my gifts and abilities in the best way possible? Am I living up to my potential? What more might I do to add more light to my little corner of the world?
Whether you're still in career mode or whether you're retired, there still exist so many ways to shine your light out into the world. You never have to stop being all you were created to be. Even when limitations of one sort or another come, you can work within those and be who you were meant to be. If you haven't already, unleash all that potential that was there when you were tiny! The world needs it all. Now.