Saturday, November 19, 2011

The Sweet Spot

When people are in their early adulthood, they're so wrapped up in the big questions of life that they might not appreciate the little things.  They're so caught up in thoughts of school and work and "Will I ever get married?" and "Will I ever get a job?" and "Will I ever have kids?" that they might not look around and appreciate the right here, right now.

When you get to be an olden person like me, you look back and realize that those years were filled with most (if not all) of your grandparents, all of your siblings, all of your parents, all of your friends' parents, all of your cousins, most of your aunts and uncles and great-aunts and great-uncles and even some of your great-grandparents.  That's the sweet spot.  Part of you knows it won't always be that way, but another part of you takes it all for granted, because you think you have all the time in the world.

Everybody, not just the early adult-ers, needs to look at right here, right now and realize that you are in your own special sweet spot.  Right here, right now you have who you have.  Love them and cherish them, because it can change in a heartbeat.

Thank God, thank Buddha, thank whoever you believe in, thank your lucky stars for everyone you love and for everyone who loves you and God bless us everyone.

Happy Thanksgiving.


Lorna said...

that's both deep and true. And I subscribe to it 100%, when I'm not beating myself up.

Laurie said...

Thank you, my dear. You are part of my sweet spot. :D

Susan in St. Paul said...

You are one of my favorite "olden" people and you are correct. Sometimes people get too caught up in the forrest to notice the trees.

Laurie said...

Thanks, Susan.

Peter said...

Hey... move aside for the truly "olden" but you sure nailed it with this post!!!

Laurie said...

Thanks, Peter!