Friday, February 3, 2012
Learning What Is Important And What Is Not!
One of the greatest journey's in life is learning what is important and what is not. At the illustrious age I am, I sometimes feel as if I have that worked out.. and then realise... I'm still learning. Take my recent family vacation.
When my family go on vacation it is lots of laughter.. some tears... some frustration and lots of laughter again. Sometimes when I watch films like 'The Family Stone'... I relate to how families bump up against eachother.. especially when older and with lives of their own. Brothers and sisters who share family genetics but have their own peculiar and amazing way of 'getting on in the world'. Sometimes the way my mother or my sisters 'get on in their worlds' is VASTLY different to mine.
And so.. I bump up against them. Put us on vacation in shared flats.. where we live next to and around eachother and there is bound to be some 'friction'. I always go away with the view to not letting this affect me.. but being the passionate, involved woman that I am.. I invariably end up breaking that at some stage during the vacation.
This time was no different.. but I walked away with a little more illumination this time. Perhaps because I was 'watching' for those 'learning' curves that I know Heavenly Father sends me.. if I keep watch.
Life is quite simple - if your family are crazy, passionate, funny, infuriating but largely kind, good people.. HOLD ON TO THAT! don't complain or whinge about it. YES, they will do things that will make you scratch your head... or something.. or some decision that you do not understand, because you would not make the same decision... LOVE THEM... CHERISH THEM..
and when you get moments like above... shared laughter.. a giggle about something that happened.. and a photo that celebrates that we belong to eachother... SHOUT IT OUT TO THE WORLD!
Learning what is important and what is not is a daily thing.. and I need my family to learn those lessons..