Tonight I attended a Celebration of Life for a long time friend from my school days. It seemed so unreal and so untimely. Watching others grieve and laugh and tell stories was a mixture of feelings, but mostly joyful ones. Seeing the slideshow of old photos, his band, children and family was heartwarming. When someone close to you dies or worse yet, a family member passes, things take on new meaning. Makes me think of how much time I may or may not have and how best to use it. I am grateful for my family and my life and don't ever want to take them for granted. God didn't promise us tomorrow! With this in mind, I hope that you consider this and make the most of your days and thank God for what He has given you thus far. Life is short. Cherish it and your family!
So do you get those annoying emails as often as I do too? Every day my inbox is loaded with another lottery that I've mysteriously won, an inheritance from some unknown poor soul with abosolutely no living relatives, or some other too good to be true scam from someone ready to give you bucket loads of cash. All I'd have to do is forward all of my sensitive information to this "trustworthy" person from Nigeria, the UK, or wherever they say they're located. Then for a small sum of money they need to process all this newfound wealth, they'll take care of it. Yeah right, take it and disappear!! I am so infuriated to think that folks do fall for these games and wonder how many have actually lost their life savings to thieves that do this every day hoping for just one taker. It's actually scary to think! Anyhow, that's my rant of the day...the little image did make me laugh, but in reality something like it is really just sad.
I'm married, a Mom and a Grandmom. I create stuff whenever possible and it helps me to stay sane. It can be stitched, drawn, painted, stuck together, collected and "artfully stacked", digitally designed or photographed, depending on my current situation or mood. Keeping busy is a necessity and since I love sewing, designing and crafty things, it just all makes sense! I've also recently discovered how much I love traveling. In fact maybe too much? Hah! But blogging did open up a new world for me. I found that I'm not alone in my endeavors and thoughts and it is nice to read and talk to others that have a creative spark and similar circumstances. There's really so much inspiration out there for everyone!