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"Life is lived forward, but understood backward. It is not until we are down the road and we stand on the mountain looking back through the valley that we can appreciate the terrain God has allowed us to scale.” Jill Savage

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Bloggers At 50

"Wealth is the number of things one can do without." - Feodor Dostoyevsky

"Too many people miss the silver lining because they're expecting gold." -Maurice Setter

"Too many people spend money they haven't earned to buy things they don't want, to impress people they don't like." -Will Rogers

I don't know about you, but as I grow older I have less and less interest in all this stuff I've accumulated. My house feels so cluttered at times it drives me nuts and I feel like I can't breathe. I'll go through it, clean it out, and find that I'm just making room for more stuff to be brought in! If there is empty space in my house, my family will just fill it up with something.

I think I could give away most of what I have and never miss it for more than a few minutes. I could live in a smaller place too. Then when I wanted to go somewhere, I'd just get up and go. Clutter, houses, stuff - I find sometimes is a weight - to keep you from doing other things.

You think that maybe it's a sleeping sage in me that's trying to get out? You know, so that I can move to a mountain top and think? Stuff keeps you from thinking. Yet again, does Chatty need more time to think? (Lol) Hmmm, not exactly. Honestly, though, I long for a day when I can live more simply.

It's funny, when I take time to meditate I feel better and I feel so free. Breathe out the heaviness let in the lightness. Freeing.

These last two days have been drop dead gorgeous here in Georgia. Anywhere you look your view is like a beautiful oil painting. Pinks, whites, greens - the sun - feeling the wind - working in the garden - it has been heaven. I mean it is beautiful - pine pollen and all!

I'm realizing too that I'm getting nearer to being the person I want to be. Getting older has been a great thing. I can laugh at myself more. I can say what I really feel more. I can ask for what I want more. I enjoy people more. I've stopped worrying about what people will think more. And of course, I have more to grow.

People should be more happy when they reach middle age - if they are not happy - they must have missed something along the way!

Love,
Chatty
(We are going to see if my nephew can get into a rehab here. We're helping him get in. He'll go for one year. He'll work and every night when he comes in, he'll be drug tested. No friends can visit just family. At least this is hope where jail is not. So I feel better about this. Hopefully he will learn to live simply too.)

1 comment:

Hootin' Anni said...

First off, I love LOVE the color combination to your blog layout...it's daring, it's colorful and very bold and beautiful!

And I too have the same outlook...as we get older we truly want less clutter!!! [if you are anything like I am, I was once a pack rat, saving everything and anything!]

It's been a pleasure to meet you. I'll go add your blog to the Bloggers Over 50 blog roll as soon as I click to publish my comment. Hope to see you drop by and visit with me sometime soon. I love meeting people even if it's just 'chatting' over a blog now and then!!!

Have a great day...and hope your weekend is peaceful.

[Oh, and ps....you may need to refresh your browser page to see that your blog has been added to the member list...give me a second or two. I'll go add you right now.....]