While I'm sitting here, on this verrrry depressing Friday afternoon, waiting for my key lime bars to bake, I thought I'd throw up a random blog post. Out of the blue. Why not?
If you could live anywhere in the world- ANYWHERE- where would you live and why?
Here's my answer (like its going to be a big surprise):
An island- a TROPICAL island to be exact- like NOT talking Mackinaw! Why? Well the obvious- water, sunshine, palm trees, sand, etc. But for more unobtrusive reasons... the feeling of being separated from the craziness of life. No need for cars- we could bike/walk. Live a cleaner life. Shoes are overrated. I'd be inspired to be healthier because I'd want to wear my bikini 24/7. BLISS, right??
But THEN I got to thinking... what brings/makes the craziness of life??? Outside influences? Or is it something on the inside? I don't know... I like to think its the news... or selfish people who like to rain on parades... or my neighbors who won't shut the heck up about getting our landscaping finished. GEEZ OH PETES.
However, I am smart enough to know that even if I got my wish to move to an island, the craziness would still exist- somewhere I suppose. After all, my kids would be with me- and they're a whole separate category of craziness! :)
Hmmm.... do you think that islanders worry about how many coconuts are on their trees? Or if the sand outside their door is looking "nice?" Or maybe its the tides they worry about?
Anyways, I guess the moral of the story is, that wherever you are, whatever you do- life is what you make it. You can choose to make it miserable by counting all the things that have slammed you in the face or you can choose to make it incredible. Right now, at this moment, I am choosing the latter. Whether in Jackson, MI or on Kauai, I will have struggles, worries, fears, sadness, failures. But I can also have triumphs, successes, happiness, peacefulness.
I am particularly focused on the peacefulness. It's something I long for. And I know its something that I can't go looking for- even on the most beautiful island on this planet. It's on the inside- I need to have peace with decisions that have been made- or are being made. I need to have peace with the past. I need to have peace with the fact that I'm not in control.
Wow. This post got kinda deep, really quick! HA! I was planning on doing a quick write up about my "dream" house or something, just to kill the time... it must be those key lime bars baking, my teary eyes, "Country Road" playing in the background, and the complete meltdown that I just had over saying goodbye that has got me in this mood.
Whatever it is- thanks for reading. Thanks for understanding. Pray for peace- for yourself- for me, for all of us. It seems so simple, but for me its so elusive.
I promise- PINKY PINKY promise that my next blog post will be a FUN one to read! After all, TONIGHT, I AM throwing the biggest luau party this neighborhood has ever seen! (should have some good/interesting stories and awesome pics!)
PEACE Y'ALL! ;)