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But seriously folks…

on top of being sick the past week a friend of ours lost her husband to a massive heart attack. Nothing like a huge dose of reality to slap you upside the head. We don’t know when our time will come or how long we have here – “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.” Mark 13:32

“M” spoke about her husband and kept reiterating don’t overlook the small moments, don’t let the small things pass you by, don’t get too wrapped up in life.

It’s true. That’s part of our reason for downsizing and “getting back to basics”. It’s too easy to get caught up in the day to day rush, the need for “things” that the advertisers put into your head or the need to “keep up with the Jonses”.

The more clutter you have in your life, the more cluttered your schedule is, the less you live and actually enjoy life. You are a slave to your things and your activities. I have to do this, I need that. There’s no more enjoyment in the here and now and just “being”.

My husband and I always tell each other I love you, we still hold hands after 35 years(this Aug) of marriage even though his uncle said that would stop after 6 months,  we do most things together, we are best friends.  We support each other in everything. It doesn’t matter if we’re just sitting here reading books together or sitting around a campfire together at a campsite somewhere, as long as we’re together.

So tell that person you love them, give that hug, hold the door open for someone, smile at the stranger, take time to slow down and enjoy life a little and be present instead of just being a passenger in it and letting it pass you by…

 

 

 

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