Thursday, April 12, 2012

I read a blog today that got me thinking...
I think I have figured out what is wrong with our society...
we put off doing things with our loved ones....
because:
our carpet needs replacing...
the house needs painting...
I want to loose those last 5 lbs...
my hair needs to be done...
my car is old...
you get the drift...
we put too much stock in things that aren't that important...
and we miss out on a lot of good times...
why not have a party...cookout..picnic...
a card game....a family game night...
even if things aren't perfect...
everyone has things that need to be repaired...
need to be redone...cleaned...etc....
you are missing out on good memories...

the people that love you and care about you....
shouldn't care about those things...
it's the time spent that matters....
The things I remember most in my life....
are the laughing...the crying...the joy...
the dancing..the games...the conversation...
not what someone's carpet looked like...
not the car they drove...or even the dishes they used...
but the love...the togetherness...

so invite people over...
spend time with your loved ones...
don't regret it later...
don't say when I get this or that done...
do it now...live for today...
don't long for times you missed out on...
My house needs painting...
My plumbing is old...
my carpet is worn....
but I'm spending time with my loved ones...
Inviting them over for meals...
for game nights...
little britches won't remember those things...
he will remember Oma drawing on the sidewalk...
going for walks...playing in a bucket of water...
chasing the dogs around...carrying a worm around..
till it was a little crusty....
sitting in Pawpaws truck telling Rooster to load up...
blowing bubbles with his Aunt...
sitting on the swing singing silly songs...
It's taken me a long time to come to this conclusion...




12 comments:

Sarah said...

LOVE this! Thanks for putting this into perspective!

Jeanie said...

You are so right, Deb! This is very thoughtful and a good reminder for all of us.

TexWisGirl said...

:)

SquirrelQueen said...

Well said Deb!
We definitely need to make time for our loved ones.

Dolores said...

Soooooo true!!!!!! The sweet memories aren't of the clean/perfect house, but the time spent with people we love.
Beautiful thoughts for the year.......

Sandra said...

amen and amen, you preach it sista. agre 100 percent. and you forgot to mention LB will remember moving furniture. that first shot is adorable. wonder if he was about to repair the chair.

Becca's Dirt said...

Thanks for the reminder.

"Auntie" sezzzzzz... said...

WISDOM my Dear, Wisdom...

:-)

Janie said...

I love your description of experience with Little Britches. He'll remember those fun things.
And you're right, we should never put off spending time with friends or loved ones.

Michaele said...

I really needed this! Thanks so much.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

Those little flowers are so pretty. Are those the bluebonnets?
You hit the nail on the head with this post! Often on a Saturday my husband will run some Lowe's/Home Depot kinda errands. He said you want to go and I said "yes!" I never say yes. So I showered and ran errands with him rather than sit on the couch in my office with a computer on my lap. Little by little I am going to change what I do and spend more time with my family. Amen!!!

Carla said...

Well said. I so agree.