Monday, January 26, 2009

30 Days To Live

Jon came home the other day and told me he found a book at Barnes and Noble titled "30 Days to Live". He did not buy it but ever since he told me the title, I have been intrigued by it. This has made me think a lot lately about living life to the fullest and appreciating everything we have and counting all of our blessings.
So it is easy to say "Live every day to its fullest and count your blessings" but in the real world, it is easier said that done. Some days, I just don't feel that upbeat about everything. Shamefully yesterday, was one of those days. I was in a bad mood and I will spare you with all the details of why but as I laid in bed last night before I reached my slumber, I thought about my actions of the day and I could not help but feel ashamed at my bad mood and attitude. I am so blessed with so many things but yet I find myself taking those for granted. Really, though, what is important in life, material things like houses, cars, or toys? NO! Even though we live in times where we want instant gratification for the things we want, need or think we need. What is really important is spending time with the people you love. Hugging your kids and playing games or putting the computers away at night and spending time with your spouse. This past week there was another death in our extended family. Death always seems to bring life back into perspective. So I am very guilty of not living every day to its fullest but I intend to work on this area of my life. I also intend to buy this book or at least one like it so I can read it and try and practice it.


Anonymous said...

We all need to do this from time to time and you need to not be so hard on yourself. You are most of the time a very upbeat person and it shows in your kids.



Joy said...

Hang in Nic....I think it is the "WINTER BLUES" tslking! In approximately 60 days life will get better again! Hugs!