and perhaps reminder is a better word than lesson — because what I experienced at the memorial for grandma Addie was an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for her life and the relationship I enjoyed with her, and the reminder that …
there is no title, or achievement, no amount of position power or
money, no possession, thrilling experience or adventure in this life
that is more important than loving and serving those that are your
I know you know this already, but there are moments when you know it on a new level and Saturday for me, was one of those moments. I’m not saying you shouldn’t work and plan and play and dream. I am saying that balance is imperative and while the right "balance" is different for everyone, the scales should tip in favor of family. I believe to my core that we are on earth to learn and grow and in a sense be "tested" to see if we can listen to our hearts more than all the other "voices" that clamor for our attention.
Might sound a little preachy for a Monday morning — but, it is what is on my mind. I’m playing "catch up" at home today — correcting the balance. I had a wonderful time in Alabama and am so grateful to Monique and her team for all they did to accomodate me and my change in schedule. ScrapETC is a wonderful store and the event was absolutely delightful.
We hosted our first-ever "Glimpses Reception" and it did NOT go as I had invisioned. So, if you attended [or tried to attend,] PLEASE email me, so that I can send you a little something — put "glimpses reception" in the subject line, and include your address — please do this for me!