Remembering What’s Important
As you head into this holiday season I hope you remember what’s important. The most important thing to me is family.
The family that you are born with and the family that you create.
Figure out what is important to you and make sure you include that in your life.
One of the most important people in my life is my grandmother. Everyone calls her Mama Jean. She is known and loved by all in the small town I grew up in.
She knows how to love. She is willing to help anyone who needs it.
She knows how to be a true friend. I have rarely heard her speak a bad word about anyone even if they hurt her.
She is the women I want to be like when I grow up.
She has every reason to be bitter.
She has had a tough life. But she handles herself with beauty and grace.
She is a women who changes with the times.
She is on Facebook and regularly sends email.
She wanted an iPad for her last birthday.
Did I mention she turned 90?
Yeah you want to be her when you grow up too, don’t you?
She is AWESOME!
I love you Mama Jean!
So take the time to remember what’s important. Actually visit with your family when you see them. When Uncle Harold tells the same old story that he tells every year instead of ignoring him ask him questions. You might learn something.
All to often we disregard those who have come before us. Those that have already lived most of their lives.
Don’t do that. They are a fount of wisdom and knowledge.
And one day they won’t be there to ask. One day you will think I wish I had asked Uncle Harold about that.
Take the time now to enjoy your family for who they are. Learn what you can from the lives they have led. Don’t go into the holidays thinking they are an annoyance. Go into it thinking you will enjoy yourself and accept them for who they are. They aren’t going to change. Why do you keep thinking they will?
Keep what is important uppermost in your mind.
What is important to you?
Let me know in the comments below.