Just sit down and shut up
I started to write a new post on 10/15… Really, I did. But then life kind of got away from me.
My best friend’s brother passed away, and then my brother-in-law had a medical emergency, and then I learned about the death of a fellow classmate, and then there was homework and housework and work work…
Have you ever noticed how that happens? Your life is going along, busy and maybe slightly stressful but not super stressful – not funeral and ICU stressful. And WHAM!
It’s like the universe wants to remind us every now and again to really count our blessings. To sit down and shut up about all the little niggly things that drive us crazy and make us complain about why our life is so stressful and hard. To just sit down and realize how very quickly it can all disappear.
Tell the people who matter to you that you love them. Don’t put it off because you are too busy or because you are scared. Make amends, reach out to others, apologize if you need to, and if someone else needs to apologize to you, let it go. It is not that important in the grand scheme of things. Learn to accept the apology that may never come and move on.
Because life is short, people. And it should not be wasted on ill feelings and bad blood and grudges. It should not be wasted complaining about long lines, traffic, being busy or anything anyone else does or does not do.
Let it go.
And realize that life is full of magic and wonder and love.