"If you want your life to be more rewarding, you have to change the way you think." An Oprah thought that I read from my motivational quote page today. Sometimes I don't even understand the quotes because I'm not there in my life yet, but there's always one I can hang on to that day.
I don't think that my life is drudgery and too much work, I truly see the challenges each day...yet I'm human enough to drag my butt at times, or my big feet in protest, but falling out of my usual good mood is rarely for a long time.
My old pastor David used to say that all he wanted from God was to arrive in Heaven and hear, "Well done, my good and faithful servant." I've hung on to that thought now for decades. What car I drove, what clothes I wore...doesn't matter, but I truly believe that taking care of my kids is what counts for me in eternity.
I'm a little shook up from Ed's sudden death, I'm thinking of a dear friend who just lost her mother out west, and another friend fighting the effects of chemo. We really don't have much time on earth, of course death always makes one think about what really matters.
Joe and Sergi were devastated last night at the funeral home, men enough to cry now rather than to act out. There's progress in our world.
I'm the middle of a bunch of stuff that needs to get done, sapping my blogging time but nothing's wrong here, four soccer teams going, Vanessa joined the ladies church league softball while Sonny and Gito joined the men's, giving me six teams to schedule on my planner.
Miriam is 18 today, another "grown up" in my house. Six more birthdays in the next week or so.
Chuy just told me that his new glasses were left last night down on the soccer field...