There’s nothing like hearing devastating news about someone close to you to put life into perspective.
These days, my bullshit tolerance is lower than ever.
There have recently been people causing a disturbance in my life. Unnecessary drama. Hurtful, damaging things have been said. I’m not innocent in all of it, either. I recently retaliated and said things to someone that I have come to regret as well. It’s so easy to get sucked into the darkness.
But this unnecessary drama all takes a back seat to some very real issues going on right now – namely what’s happening with CBG’s mom. Compared to life and death, these people and their situation look pathetic. In fact, I pity them – for creating something so big and hurting so many people – for absolutely no good reason. I guess it’s their way of feeling important.
When faced with a real issue, it’s easy to let the created drama blow away on the breeze. I have more important things to concern myself with.
So often it takes something terrible happening for us to slow down and appreciate the goodness that we have. I do it, too. I stress and worry about things that, in the grand scheme of things, mean basically nothing.
Last night I smiled across the table at my exhusband as we had our “first day back at school victory dinner celebration” with our two girls – grateful for his friendship and our ability to parent together beyond the necessities.
This morning I hugged my girls close to me and said a silent prayer of thanks.
Tonight I will fall asleep in my man’s arms…completely grateful to have him with me.
I don’t know what tomorrow will bring. None of us do. All we can do is be grateful for what we have, in the moment that we are actually having it. I will drink in every single second of joy while it’s here. To do less than that is a complete waste.
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