This Blog Doesn’t Matter

Sorry for the hiatus.  The past few weeks have been a complete whirlwind.  So much has happened.  I have gone back and forth on whether to share with you, and I’ve come to the conclusion that I should.  The difficult things, the things that we  want to bottle up inside of us and forget they ever happened are often the things that can encourage others the most.

Jer and Me in Cancun
Jer and Me in Cancun

I had a cancer scare.  Praise God it was benign.  However, going through the tests, the biopsy, and the what ifs opens your mind in the most terrifying way.  You re-evaluate your entire life.  That eyeshadow palette you’ve been wanting really doesn’t matter anymore.  The laundry that’s piling up, the dogs needing a bath, the terrible choice between normal or organic vegetables seems moot.  No little thing matters.  This blog doesn’t matter.  In my opinion, life boils down to your faith, your family, and your friends.

I’ve concluded that it’s important to invest in the things that have true value.  Spend your time on the things that matter.  Now, I’m not saying let your life run into disarray and become a hoarder or anything crazy like that, but focus on what is really important.  If you feel like you have too many things to do to swing in and see your mom, then I would say your priorities are probably wrong.

Live simply.  Laugh.  Laugh a lot.  Take time to relax and enjoy this world with the ones you love.  Love deeply and love purely. Don’t compare your life to the lives of others; it kills contentment.  Pray.  Pray often–not only when you want something.

Travel.  See the world.  Eat.  Eat dessert first if you can.  Hold the ones you love.  Hold them tight.  If you don’t have time, make time.

Life is short.  Figure out what matters.  Put those things first.

-Annie

 

 

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