TAKE COMFORT IN THE NOTION THAT
EVERYTHING FEELS LESS IMPORTANT
WITH A LITTLE TIME OR DISTANCE…
Do you believe this?
Imagine that you are looking back at your life
from a ripe old age, or looking down at your life from
a million miles away.
What would matter most from this perspective?
What would seem small and inconsequential from this perspective?
I think what would matter MOST to me is that I did the very best I could to be the hub around which our home and family “orbited.” No matter what other jobs I did over the years, that was always my goal, my mission, and my passion. I wanted to give my family a jumping-off point for the future as well as a soft place to land when they needed it. And I don’t feel that will ever become less important.
The SMALL and INCONSEQUENTIAL things would be all the stupid, pointless disagreements and spats with family (including my family of origin, especially my sister) over crap that actually meant nothing. Brandon, our son, is always telling me, “Mom, is that ‘hill’ worth dying on?” (Like trying to get your kids to eat their peas!) I wish I had learned that a lot sooner!
And how about you? Do you believe time and distance changes your perspective? It’s sixes for me!