The Little Things

Spending the weekend in my hometown has been amazing! Sharing that time with my family and beloved classmates is priceless. The longer I live, the more I learn about what’s really important. When we were young, things like getting your driver’s license, going to homecoming, playing in a championship game, or prepping for the Quiz Bowl competition were the big things, and they are big things. As we age, however, we discover that the little things have become the big things.

Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom. ~Psalm 90:12

I’m wise enough to know that life is short, and we must savor every moment that we’re privileged to be here. So, take the trip, buy the shoes, and eat the cake — as the saying goes. For me, having a cup of coffee on the porch with my 77 year old mom, tailgating before a high school football game with my classmates, and dancing to the oldies at my 30-year class reunion are the big things. We should do all we can to strengthen our bonds with those we love and build a bridge to those we don’t. It’s worth the effort and worth the time.

The road won’t be lonely if we can say in the end, we walked the way together — hand in hand with a friend. ~RHS Class of 1987 Motto

May blessings abound! <3

12 Thoughts

  1. “We should do all we can to strengthen our bonds with those we love and build a bridge to those we don’t.” Made me think. Great! Yes, life is short and we should always enjoy every moment it offers. Because life offers gifts every day and if we don’t unwrap them, we may miss opportunities.
    Thanks and live well.

  2. Well said, Michelle! It was great seeing you and all our classmates this weekend for the reunion! We should not let time go by without staying in touch! Our class of ’87 will always have a bond that can never be broken! It’s amazing how true it is that “the little things are now the big things” in life!

    1. Shelli, it was great to see you and to meet Jim. There was nothing but love in that room. We need to make time for the little things that have become the big things. Love you, girlfriend!

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