A Woman’s Peace in Mid-Life

The older I get,
the less I want,
the less I look for approval,
the less I base my happiness on circumstances,
the less I try to change people,
the less I carry,

and the more I am aware of
the brevity of this life,
the more I trust in the Beloved’s guidance,
the more I love my body,
and the more I find delight in the
smallest of everyday moments, like

my children curled up next to me on the sofa,
my breath on a crisp winter day,
warm socks,
tea with a dear friend,
my puppy snoring,
the golden pinks of the sun setting,

and in the quiet of the evening,
taking my husband’s hand and saying,
“Come to bed, my Love.”

Lisa McCrohan, MA, LCSW-C, SEP


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