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A whole lot of nothing… and it was amazing.

When there is a moment of nothingness in today’s world of being scheduled to the hilt, obligations galore and feeling pressured with everything that “must” get done… it can be terrifying or absolutely amazing.

Over the weekend I had many (many!) things I could do or wanted to check off the “back burner” list, but ultimately there was nothing that was time critical, needed to get done, or was breathing down my neck.  Hubby was in the same boat.  We each had things we could do, but ultimately we tossed most of the to-do’s out the window.

We did a whole lot of nothing.  It was a-m-a-z-i-n-g.

We ran errands (so yes, we were somewhat productive), talked about our future, enjoyed a good friend’s birthday and, most importantly, enjoyed each other’s company.  It was the best weekend I have had in I can’t remember how long…

I have to admit, throughout the entire weekend I was worried I would wake up on Monday morning and kick myself for not taking the time to tackle X, Y or Z.  But you know what?  I didn’t.  I woke up with a smile on my face because I had an extraordinary weekend enjoying the company of my husband and doing a whole lot of nothing.

I guess the point I’d like to make is this – when the “do nothing with the one(s) you love” opportunity presents itself … take it.  You may hear a voice in the back of your head saying “you could organize your bathroom cupboards”.  Ignore it.  In today’s world we don’t get many “nothing” moments.  Treasure them.  They are pretty awesome to reflect on.  🙂

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Appreciating Every Minute…

In the last two weeks, both Jenny’s husband and my husband have lost their last grandparent.  Needless to say, we both have had some serious gut checks about appreciating those in our lives.

Throughout my life there have been a few very good family & friends that have left us unexpectedly and it has always made me very aware that we never know when our number… or the number of those closest to us, is going to be called.

It sounds so cheesy when you hear people say that you should “appreciate every minute”, but damn it, it is so true.  You never know when the one you love so dearly is no longer going to be there.

Hubby and I were chatting about how it isn’t necessarily the loss of the person… it is the void left where they used to reside in your life.  That person is no longer there to share with, to laugh with, to call… that place is now empty.  That emptiness is the hardest (in my opinion).

So, the basic point of all this is, as cheesy as it sounds – appreciate every minute with your loved ones.  You never know how long you have with them.  It could be one more day, it could be 50 more years, but do you want to take that gamble that you rushed off the phone with your (insert loved one here) and that was the last conversation you had with them?

Life is too short to get wrapped up in the small stuff, so make sure to open up your heart, love, laugh and enjoy those dearest to you.

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