The redundancey of daily tasks in our normal every day lives tend to lull us into a sense of complacency. Lost in the demands of the moment and giving little thought to the possibility of change. A few years ago I lost my husband of fifty-two years and suddenly what is written in the quote below became a glaring reality to me. I went about my day doing familiar things, then overnight my life fell apart. No time to talk or adjust. I just went to sleep and awoke in a different world.
During those first weeks I searched franticaly for something to anchor my life. Gradually over the months that followed, I clawed my way through the maze and found solid footing. I don’t know how many others might experience what I did. I guess it would depend on a lot of variables, however, for those of you who might, I have included some material that struck a cord with me.
We all choose what we will entertain in our conscious mind. The things we attach importance to while others are discarded with little thought. Some of you who read this post may take it to heart making it a part of your daily life. Others will toss it aside as not relating to them. However, the chances are very high that one day in the future it will come back to haunt you when you like others before you scream silently into your pillow wishing for a chance to return to a normal day.
Quote taken from ‘Defeat & Despair’ blog.
“Wherever you are right now, stop and listen; look around you. Whatever you see or hear — the voices of your loved ones, the bustle of your workplace, the quiet of your home after others have left, your well-tended garden and your beloved pets and handmade decorations — all the minutiae of your present surroundings will one day belong to a vanished past. The magazines and books lying around now, if they survive at all, will soon seem passé, then eventually become quaint collector’s items. The photographs on your walls will fade and appear dated, the hairstyles and clothes hinting of bygone eras.” ~ Unknown author
“Normal day, let me be aware of the treasure you are. Let me learn from you, love you, bless you before you depart. Let me not pass you by in quest of some rare and perfect tomorrow. Let me hold you while I may, for it may not always be so. One day I shall dig my nails into the earth, or bury my face in the pillow, or stretch myself taut, or raise my hands to the sky and want, more than all the world, your return.”
— Mary Jean Irion
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