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Putting things in perspective

Friday, September 30, 2011

One of my friends made this wise comment on my previous blog entry:
'When you are 80 is when you will realize that nothing matters more than good health and personality.'
This is so true, and puts all our petty obsessions with our physical appearance into perspective.
Another bit of wisdom I read many years ago in a magazine, and have applied in my life ever since, is that after we die we won't be remembered for our ironed towels and sheets. I hope my son will remember me for the times we baked gingerbread people together, the help with his lessons, the board games we played, the bedtime stories I read to him. No, I don't iron towels and sheets--there are more important things to do with my time. The fluff in the corners won't kill us, it can wait when my child has a problem with a bully at school and needs to talk about it.
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    Great blog.
    3346 days ago
    Thanks Sunny. My sentiments exactly. emoticon
    3350 days ago
    Great blog, so true!
    3350 days ago
    My mom was a fantastic housekeeper but what I remember is just what you said - when she was fun. You brought some wonderful memories for me!
    3350 days ago
    there are things in our lives that matter far more than the petty little things as cobwebs in corners or a wrinkle or two in the linens. And now a-day there are such things as perm-press!
    3350 days ago
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    Those are great thoughts, thanks for the inspiring post!
    3350 days ago
    What a great blog! It speaks volumes to the importance of prioritizing our lives to make sure that spending time w/loved ones and creating lasting memories IS our #1 priority.

    I see glimmers of this in my teens. Despite their "gruff, parents-are-stupid" attitudes, I hear/see things that say, "I'm glad we did things together!" So there IS hope that I am doing my job as a parentm despite outward appearances. LOL
    3350 days ago
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