You can resent this season’s limitations or you can embrace what it offers you as well as other people through you.

This season presents unique opportunities to love. Moms, you have unparalleled access to your kids for 20 years and they depend on your love for life. Other moms need your love too, and only you understand how to give it to them. And there’s no better time than now to learn your neighbor’s names.

This season grants unique joys. Students, college is about hard work and preparation. But it’s also about having fun. Take road trips. Socialize. Go bowling. Play disc golf. Stay up all night talking about everything and nothing. The world is waiting for you so sharpen your focus and study hard, but also take time to play.

This season provides unique possibilities for growth. Seniors, now is the time to reflect, celebrate, and (where necessary) regret. And most importantly, to tell your story to those of us who are just getting started. We will grow by hearing, and you will grow by telling.

This season imposes unique limitations. Seniors, you cannot do everything you used to do. Students, no one will listen to you yet because you haven’t earned a voice. Moms of young kids, don’t expect to spend hours everyday in study and prayer.

Don’t beat yourself (or others) up for where you aren’t. And don’t hide behind Facebook or escape to the lands of Pinot Noir. Embrace today because tomorrow is on the way.

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NOTE: In light of my 30th birthday and in honor of the guys who have all the fun, I’ll be offering thirty reflections in thirty days starting December 19th. Today’s post is #12 (see the so-far list here). The only rule is that I have 250 words to make my point. After that just stop reading. Thanks for making my blog part of your internet experience.