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It's Not Too Late

Allison Vesterfelt
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Allison is a writer, managing editor of Prodigal Magazine and author of Packing Light: Thoughts on Living Life with Less Baggage (Moody, 2013). She lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota with her husband Darrell. You can follow her daily on Twitter or Facebook

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It’s not too late.

Sometimes I think it is, but it’s not. It isn’t too late to go back to school, or change jobs, or make amends. It isn’t too late to apologize, or to lose weight, or to gain it. It isn’t too late to get healthy.

It’s not too late to turn around.

You can change the way you spend money, change the way you treat people, change the first impression you made. You didn’t ruin anything. The game is not over. There’s no deadline. It’s not too late.

If you lied, the best way to fix it is to tell the truth.

If you betrayed, make amends.

If you were tricked, forgive yourself.

It’s not too late.

It’s not too late to end that relationship, or start a new one, or go deeper with the ones you have. It isn’t too late to treat people better, or treat yourself better. It’s not too late to stand up for yourself. You’re not trapped. You can do it. One step at a time.

It’s not too late.

You can quit your job, or to keep it. It’s not too late. Don’t let anyone tell you it is. Sometimes what we need is a change of location, and sometimes it’s just a change of perspective.

Either way, it’s not too late.

It isn’t too late to save your marriage, or to start one, to pray for your kids, or save for a trip. It’s not too late to start reading books or writing books for that matter.

It’s not too late.

Explore that idea. Go to that destination. Quit that bad habit. Run that marathon, or that 5k. Grow up and out of insecurity. It’s eating you alive.

And it’s not too late.

It’s not too late to call that person you’ve been meaning to call. It won’t be fixed today, but give it time.

If you’re patient, and persistent, it will.

Even if it’s not, “fixing” it was never the point anyway. Listening was.

It’s not too late to think differently about things. To change your mind. To change your heart. Maybe things have been “off” for awhile, and you feel like it’s all your fault.

It’s not. It’s not your fault, and it’s not too late.

Sometimes I think it is, so I’m just reminding myself, and hopefully you, it’s not.

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