What life’s really about

photo by Jenny Ingalls Nelson

I love a good shopping trip and I’m no stranger to some retail therapy, but it’s not what life is about.

Sure, it’s fun to get stuff and it even feels good for a while… but that ‘high’ wears off, and then it’s back to getting more and more and more. It’s such an easy trap to fall into.

Having reached the point where, reasonably speaking, my friends and I are able to buy the stuff we want, we’ve started giving the gift of time. There are no birthday or Christmas presents between us. Birthday’s are spent together doing whatever the birthday celebrant wishes, and we even try to squeeze in a friends’ dinner during the holidays. The result is an incredible number of memories, nights we all truly enjoy, and much, much less pressure.  Ease.  Joy.  The ability to just be together.

Life is about so much more than just getting something, and there is no thing that makes me feel as good as being with the people who make me feel alive, special and loved.  That is what life’s about.

Thanks for being on this journey with me.



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