May 25, 2022

A Life, A Lesson, A Story, the opportunity to share something of intrinsic value from my journey.  That was the driving force and my sincerest hope for 59 Prime.  I spent five decades aimlessly meandering through this thing called life trying to find purpose, my purpose.  I finally realized that only a small fraction of our decisions are truly All or Nothing propositions. The majority of them coexist somewhere in between those divergent pillars.  But for sure, there are some daunting life challenges that can only be endured Alone, fighting battles from within ourselves.  Ascending from each deep valley strategically places us on the path to Becoming more of what we are truly meant to be, intentionally special.

We are all, By Design more resilient than we realize, capable of shining a bright light for others along their journey.  Within us lies the power to control a tiny portion of our destiny which is dependent on the sum total of a thousand discrete Choices made throughout our lifetime.  Each day, we rise and stand at the trailhead of Divine Crossroads presented with an opportunity for a new you to boldly step forward.  So do not anchor yourself to your yesterday’s, what is done is done and what is gone is gone.   Instead devote all of your tomorrows to the pursuit of Forward Progress

My Harvest is only plentiful and rich because of the pain, joy and sadness sifted from the remnants of more than 21,900 sunsets.  Because of that priceless endowment, today, I can finally and confidently say that, I Believe, In Me.  The seeds from 108 spontaneous epiphanies inspired me to become a reflective Inspirational ScribeMy Rebirthday occurred in the midst of a pandemic and epic Texas snowstorm on a frozen Saturday night, February 13,2021.  Like One of Millions, I was isolated, cold, without water or heat and in the dark in more ways than one.  Gradually losing vision in my left eye, I slowly turned the pages of my life and opened a new chapter that revealed a new Part of Me.   

It was in those solitary moments while reflecting on the Past, Present and Future that my inner vision and purpose evolved.  It was then that I first connected the number 59, my age, with the word Prime, my perception of where I was in life.  At the time, I was unaware of the grammatical juxtaposition and circular revelation from those seven simple, but profound alphanumeric symbols.  When the storm clouds moved on, only one of those characterizations proved to be accurate.  But now united, the phrase 59 Prime helps me Remember the solemn and intimate pieces of Something seemingly impossible to forget. 

I believe The Gift of Life is a Sacred Mantel carried by each of us for a different reason and unknown season.  For me, one of the most profound blessings and lessons from this new life chapter was fully embracing the concept of Wait To Worry.   Going forward, 2021 will always be remembered by me as the Year of the Eye.  Without it’s gifts, there would be no challenges, no triumphs, no growth and no 59 Prime.  Always remember, there are better days ahead.

About the Author Michael K. Francis

Michael is a C-Suite Business and Human Resources Executive with more than 30 years of professional experience in the public sector with four Fortune 500 companies, and as a Management Consultant. In 2020, he founded BEAM Executive Advisors, LLC to provide consultative services to clients based on collaborative relationships, trust, and integrity.

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  1. Ooof…that was a big one, thank you for this.

    I'll tuck this under my pillow tonight: "Ascending from each deep valley strategically places us on the path to Becoming more of what we are truly meant to be…"

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