Wind down time. Tonight, I am sitting in front of the fireplace and wiggling my toes in the cute socks my Baby bought me for Christmas. Life is simple and it is the simple things that make it grand. Love. Honesty. Graciousness. Thanksgiving.
According to World Meter, 148, 801 people died today and every 1.8 seconds someone else gets a toe tag. I could not copy the number to paste it because the counter was moving so fast. THAT WAS ALARMING.
I have decided that I am not going to live a version of my life. I am living my life full throttle! I am not going to pretend to be happy, I am going to be happy. I am actively engaged in creating the life that I want and thus far, I am pretty damn good at it.
A few months ago, I purchased my very first home and that was amazing. The title to my car is in a binder not being held hostage by a finance company. The work that I do allows me the flexibility I need to be where I need to be for my children when I need to be there. I have had to make sacrifices along the way but every single one of them was worth it.
The love of my life often says, everybody wants to get to heaven but no one wants to die. We have to die to some things, some situations and some circumstances in order to live. I garden and I have plant babies all over my house and I have to “prune” them often. I have to cut off the dead leaves to prevent them from decaying the healthy leaves. I have to snip any part of the plant that is diseased to prevent from losing the whole thing and believe it or not, every time I have to cut any part of my plant my heart aches. As it is with life.
We have to be willing to prune or cut off what is dying to preserve that which must live. We have to be willing to sacrifice the small things for the big things and we have to develop a sense of appreciation for what we have and exercise good stewardship. I am fortunate enough to have the love embodied in the man that I was created for. I have two of the worlds best children and I love the woman that I am. Every day; I am thankful for all the love I am showered with and all the blessings that have been bestowed upon me. I cannot stress how much pruning I have had to do and must continue to do to remain healthy and strong. It is an essential part of life and it simply must be done when it has to be done. Pruning hurts but dying slowly is not an option.