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.