Enjoy life…

I’ve come a long way in life.  And as everyone else, I’ve had my share of ups and downs, rights and wrongs, woulda’s, shoulda’s, coulda’s, mistakes, misfortune, etc. etc.  But looking back, and as cliche as it is, there are no regrets in…or for my past.  I chose the paths I took, and along those paths I learned many things about life, others, and most importantly, myself.  What more can you ask of life?  Life is what you make of it, and you only have one chance to make it worth it.  I stand now where my life choices have brought me…I can slow down the whirling day and the constant and never-ending grind…and I can appreciate it.  Appreciate life, appreciate what it has given me, and appreciate myself for having always done my best, no matter what it was.  If I was sneaking out of the house after the parents went to sleep, I did my best.  If it was taking me 10 years to get my 2 year degree, I did my best.  If I’m laying on the couch, vegging out because I don’t feel like doing a damn thing, you can bet your ass I’m doing the best vegging I can!  In everything I do, I try to remember that I can’t give any more than my best…and I can’t give any less than that either.

I know sometimes I complain, about being too busy…but really ~ it’s better than being NOTHING AT ALL.  Life is short.

“There is no way to happiness…happiness is the way”

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Make today Amazing…

It’s been a long couple of weeks.  On the 12th my Uncle passed away, my Mom’s oldest brother ~ and though it’s been a while since I’ve seen him, he will truly be missed.  Always when a loved one is lost you think of how short life is, I mean it never fails.  You think to yourself that you never really know when your day will come and that you should live life to its fullest.  And you do for a while, but then eventually the nitty gritty of life gets its hold on you once more, and you go on pushing through the days as if there are countless tomorrows.  Yesterday my little Kira told me, “Mom, we tell each other we love you every day, how come we say it every day, we already know”…and yes, we do already know, but sometimes, you have to say it.  Sometimes, you have to hear it. 

My sister sent our family a picture of this sunset, and we thought of our Uncle.  Wishing we could all fly to the Big Island to attend his funeral, responsibilites…life…can’t/won’t allow us to.  Sadly, it’s true.  RIP Uncle Eddie…

 

My husband is finally getting over a bad case of sinus infection…you know how pitiful men can be when they’re sick (just kidding fellas).  After a week, my daughter got sick, and for me that means sleepless nights…fevers, coughing, feeling foreheads for temperature checks, fixing blankets, checking drafts…it’s been a long couple of weeks.

Work has been rough with going through budgeting for the upcoming start of a new fiscal year.  While the economy is coming back, it’s not as fast as we’d all like.  The weeks have been full of difficult conversations and topics.

This morning making my walk to work I had to listen to my theme song TWICE to get put myself into the good-conquer-the-day-yes-let’s-do-this spirit!  I’m so glad it’s Friday.  Even though my weekend is unusually full of activities, at least I’ll be able to do it in comfortable clothes and shoes.  TGIF all, and remember to enjoy every day, Friday or not…