Wednesday, January 11, 2012

It’s what’s in between that counts!

When you read this title tonight you might have thought I was talking about an Oreo cookies or something like that, but I was actually talking about LIFE! I found this quote today and thought how true that is…

"Beginnings are usually scary and endings are usually sad, but it's everything in between that makes it all worth living."   ~Sandra Bullock in “Hope Floats”

Tonight I went to the grocery store, remember I told you how bare the cupboards were. Well, I have to admit it made me sad to only pick up a few things that Jeff and I would need. I never come out of there without my grocery cart spilling over but tonight was different. Then I started to pick out some bananas and realized we only needed a couple…how could that be? I thought…who buys just a few or two bananas? Then before I could feel too sorry for myself I saw one of our neighbors. She is a widow and an amazing person, but still she only had a can or two in her cart. It really doesn’t take long to realize that life isn’t as bad as it seems. As my neighbor and I spoke, I mentioned we were Empty Nesters now. Her first response was “ just got out and do something for someone else, stay active and busy”. That was great advice from someone who knows …because she has been there. So it is true, the beginnings are sorta scary…we have never been Empty Nesters before; plus the endings are sad…I miss my kids!  Still it is all the stuff in between, like the phone calls, Skypes, face book messages, packages, visits and everything else that makes life worth it! So I will try to remember that every time I am feeling sorry for myself. Plus, I need not complain too much because I have my two cute red heads near me…that is really the GOOD STUFF IN BETWEEN.

I start teaching again tomorrow…excited to be back!  Need to go get a few things ready for that so…good night dear friends!

Nana and her girls

“Don't cry because it's over, smile because it happened.”
Dr. Seuss

“In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on.”
Robert Frost

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”
Oscar Wilde

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