I'd like to be able to tell you that I am perfect. That I have always been focused and kept my priorities straight. But I'm not going to. It would be a flat out lie. I don't like to lie and I'm really not that good at it. What I am going to share is that my life became crystal clear for me this past week.
I used to be a bit of a perfectionist. I like things in their spot. I like neat and tidy. I always have and probably always will. But then life throws you a curve ball and you have to choose how you will react. So here is what I have chosen. I will always make time for family and friends. I will worry less about how clean my house is. I will order take out to make more time with people. I will say I love you everyday. I will be spontaneous. I will give more than receive. I will hold my loved ones a little tighter. I will walk my dogs a bit longer. I will remember all of this a month from now. A year from now.
It shouldn't take a life threatening illness to change your perspective on life. And for me I don't believe it has. What it has done is renewed my perspective. My family is most important to me. And my friends. Without your support and prayers this week may have been unbearable. We felt everything. We felt sadness. We were scared. We are optimistic. We feel your love for us. In return know that we love all of you, too.
Life isn't perfect. People aren't perfect. But do you know what is perfect? My daughter is crafting in the next room. My healing husband is taking a nap on the couch. I can't stop looking at him. He's where he belongs. My dogs are quiet. I'm posting a blog on time. My life is simply good.
©2011 Ann M. De Broux