This life is never just a destination.
We are all on different parts of our journey and the scenery and lessons are going to be worlds apart for each of us. Even those that travel in the similar circles.
There are so many parts of my life I wouldn’t wish upon anyone, nor would I want to do it again. But it has challenged me, and made me who I am today. All the pain, the hurts, all the smiles and laughter continue to add up. I wouldn’t want to subtract anything for fear of taking something away from the adventure.
I know it has been a little tough, a lot of joy, and I wouldn’t want to change a thing.
No one does life perfectly. I make mistakes, missteps and put myself back on track. I figure out what works, what doesn’t, and move forward. Looking back just long enough to learn and teach, adjust course and continue on.
I have said before. It is so easy to get caught up in the what if’s, what might have been. I don’t want to go there anymore. I like the me I am everyday.
There have been a recent string of deaths of people who in different ways touched my life. Some weren’t people that I new well, but I interacted with each of them in different ways.
A couple of them have died so young. It really made me think about how important it is to to make the best of my time here on earth.
Life is a tender delicate string of reality that we cling to.
I heard someone say, “We make the most out of our time when we have the least to spare.” That is true for me. When I only have a few minutes before someone is coming over, it’s amazing how much I can quickly get done around the house. I used to write daily for 15 minutes. Sometimes I was able to get more done in those focused 15 minutes than the other times when I had an hour or two to spare.
For the past couple of years, I have picked a word for the year. This year my word is intentional. This word coincides with how I have been feeling lately. I want to be more intentional with how I spend my time, with the food I put in my mouth, with keeping up in my relationships with others, and with what I spend my money on.
In life, I don’t want to live with regrets. I want to Be Intentional.
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