“Life is really simple, but we insist on making it complicated.” – Confucius
I am so happy to be home. We had a great, family vacation in Yosemite and I’m still smiling. However, after spending 3 nights in a small hotel room with five of us plus snow gear, suitcases, coolers and visitors, I am really appreciating being back home in our own space and am ready to sleep in our own beds in our own rooms again. It’s the little things…
It’s Sunday once more. I hope you enjoyed your family today and got to rest before the week begins again tomorrow. Wishing you well… have a great week!
Facebook and Instagram and blogging and family photos and parties and e-V-e-R-y-T-h-I-n-G is a show. They represent the-best-of-our life show! But there’s typically the behind the scenes events we don’t share. Only the people closest to us get to see and really know and get the back stage pass.
We work hard every day to hold it together, to shine, to be prepared, to show up, to be the best we can be and it takes work and struggles and makeup and cute clothes and wigs. Yeah, we all have a wig or a mask that we wear. Yep, we do. Quick, smile, you’re on candid camera!!
I choose to share the highlights and yet there is usually a back story. Sometimes the back story helps me to actually write my story after I stop and digest and reflect to glean the good.
Today one of my BFFs shared this with me after I gave her a back stage pass to one of my posts: “I love the way your back stories always end with a silver lining. You seek it out and recognize it. That’s your gift.”
We all have our struggles. We are all learning and adapting and doing the best we can. Isn’t that a beautiful thing? We’re doing something right and sharing the (high)lights and creating our love stories every day. I love seeing your snapchat stories, Instagram posts, blogs and Facebook status updates. You’re the best reality TV! Keep shining. Keep sharing. Keep living it up.
nAMaste and thank you my friend for sharing your words of wisdom.
Our schedules are busy. Our lives are full. We long to create space and to spend meaningful time together.
Today we decided to walk 2.2 miles together to pick up my car from the dealer. We enjoyed the journey and the quiet time together, feeling the wind on our faces, watching the gray clouds roll in and noticing things we don’t normally see from the car.
I’m thankful she still wants to be with me and that we made time for each other. Thanks my sweetheart, teenager! I love you and our crazy journey together!!