Saturday, 7 September 2013

fall beginnings...

Summer has flown by as it always does. 

In the month of August I traveled 7715.195 kilometers. 

Once on my own, once as a family of three and then once with my husband. 

It will go down as one of the best and worst months of my 29 years. It has taken me a little while to get back to blogging as we had some bad news in our family and we've been dealing with it all as best we can.
But this post is about the ongoing struggle to take notice of what is around us. And making sure we count our lucky stars for everything we DO have instead of concentrating on what we DON'T. It is sad that this often only comes to light in times of crisis. 

I am becoming more aware of what it is to be a part of this big beautiful planet. 

I discovered this little ditty last night on Netflix in the midst of my 1970s SNL marathon and it hit me hard. Being pressured to 'hold on to every moment' is so increasingly difficult. Hearing rant by George made me feel so much better. 

I want to enjoy people, moments and all the natural miracles the world has staring me RIGHT in the face with ease.

We are so lucky to get to be a part of this big crazy party we call life. I want to remember that every day. I could have just as easily been a ladybug or a tree. The law of averages was completely against me.

I am at the top of the food chain.
Living in a well developed society.
Living with no fear of hunger or thirst. 
Living with no threat of violence or disarray. 
I have modern medicine.

This Fall I want to start again and try to care less about the extraneous things that cause undue stress. I want to be grateful for my mere existence. 

This is quite a disjointed rant. Experiencing extreme beauty and extreme realities at once sort of sends you on a quest for understanding what it all MEANS. 

I have come to the conclusion that I need to concentrate on being happy with I have and not worry about whether there is any meaning behind it. 

The world itself is the question, answer and meaning. 

It gives us everything we need and then some. The quest for meaning or the question of the afterlife is a waste of time for me.

 I am lucky to be here and witness my son grow up, experience my family and friends and my surroundings. 

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