Sunday, February 22, 2009

Living the 10th Commandment

When I was younger, I just knew where I was going, and what I was going to do with my life. Then reality hit.

Family. Job. Mortgage. Life.

For a while there, I had a difficut time following the 10th Commandment. No, not the part about coveting my neighbor's wife...the rest of it: desiring all those material things that can make a 20-something drool.

My life has turned out so differently than I had ever anticipated. It has become richer, fuller, more satisfying. Not perfect, but getting there.

We're in a new chapter, Moker and I. As Empty Nesters, we don't see The Girls as much as we once did. College visits, winter break, the occasional chance to catch a sporting event...and Bleacher Booty.

What is it the T-Shirt says? Life is Good. Well, it is!

16 comments:

annie kelleher said...

i never pay much attention to what people appear to have - whatever they might have that i want, i know they also have stuff i would never want to touch with a ten foot pole and a pot of gold. everyone has both good and bad in their lives and i've always believed that the devil i know is better than the devil i don't ;). happy sunday!

Melissa B. said...

Well, the sun has disappeared for the remainder of the weekend. Is it a sin to covet the good weather of others?

Tara R. said...

My life turned out differently than I thought it would, but it's also richer in so many ways than I could have hoped for.

Queenie Jeannie said...

Yes it is! Great post!!

mannequin said...

I've had it all and lost it all and what remained was love. I'd take that any day.

When my mother was on her deathbed, she woke each morning and said, "Thank you Lord, for giving me this day." I questioned her and asked how she could possibly be thankful for anything at this point.
"You're here, aren't you? I get to spend another day with you." I realized right then what truly matters in the end.

angie said...

LIFE IS good.........and is all in how we look at it.

About cell phones.......I don't know much about them at all. I don't even know what mine is, although I'm thinking maybe it's called a Q?

Sandi McBride said...

I've been fortunately blessed...my life is good. What more can I ask?
Sandi

♥georgie♥ said...

Love that 'Life is Good'

Ryan Ashley Scott@Optimistic Cynicism said...

One of the most important lessons I learned in my twenties: people rarely have as much as it seems they do, and the people who seem to be happy with nothing are usually the richest of all.

Thanks for a nice reminder.

Michelle said...

Yep, I'm with you that my life is definitely far different than I thought it would be. But I'm really ok with that. And I'm so glad to hear that you're happy and content with your life, too! It's the greatest gift we can give ourselves.

Susie said...

If I knew then what I know now, I wouldn't worry so much about that stuff.

Tiffany said...

Life is Good!

Tracy P. said...

Great stuff here, Veggie Mom!

Ann On and On... said...

I'm with you on that...as I was snow shoeing today I took in a deep breath of fresh air and gave thanks.

Corey~living and loving said...

As you well know...this is exactly how I feel. LIFE IS GOOD!

I say it all the time.

life has been busy too. Sorry I haven't commented in awhile. I'll be trying to do better. :)

Marrdy said...

Life is good. My Empty Nester Days are coming too quickly. Not sure if I am ready for it.