A Small But Valuable Life

In the movie, “You’ve Got Mail”, Meg Ryan writes this:

   “Sometimes I wonder about my life. I lead a small life…well valuable…but small. And sometimes I wonder, do I do it because I like it? or because I haven’t been brave?”

Lately, I’ve been contemplating the my life.

Leaving a marriage to strike out on my own….

Going Minimalist to simplify and reduce stress…

Going Organic for a long healthy life….

Becoming a fitness fanatic/adrenaline junky and doing something just for the sheer challenge of it! Much like mountain climbers that risk their lives to climb Everest simply….because it’s there. I GET IT!!

I have very little to no stress, and quite a lot of time on my hands. I work around 25 hours a week, all from home on my own schedule.

So I have plenty of time to “play” during the week. My weekends are completely free to do whatever I want!

But there are times when I crave good times spent with like-minded friends. What I’m finding is that everyone else is so busy and so stressed, that I can’t seem to hook up.

Most times, I find something to do by myself and I’m satisfied. But every once in a while, I let it get me down. I hate when I do that because I feel sorry for myself and waste a perfectly beautiful day.

I was in Panera this past weekend and overheard a phone conversation between a mother and daughter. Mom was talking to her daughter who was stressing over loosing a job, car problems, and having to live with Mom & Dad again.

Several times the mother said, “You need to calm down… you are letting it all get to you.” Mom finally says, “We aren’t going to solve all your problems in one phone call.”

You know….there are so many times when we simply need a reminder…and a little perspective.

There I was, sitting at Panera reading a book by the fireplace on a beautiful, cold Saturday morning. My plan was to hang out for 3-4 hours just reading. Then I was headed to a local park for a 5 hour hike and picnic lunch.

After overhearing this conversation, I realized how truly blessed I am to live the life I do. Having the luxury to spend the day however I want…with not a care in the world. WOW!!!

Where am I going with this??? We are all responsible for our own happiness. We can choose how we spend each day. Yes…spending good times with family and friends is something we all need.

But ultimately as the Cher song goes, “We all sleep alone”.

I realized that I too “lead a small life…well valuable but small.”

I do it….because I like it.

I do it….because I HAVE BEEN BRAVE!! I changed everything I didn’t like about my life.

So when I’m a bit lonely or frustrated because I can’t seem to find friends to spend time with….I remember all that I do have….I give thanks…

…..and I can’t help but smile

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