It’s not about…

In catching up with someone today that I just love to see and love to get hugs from – some of the best, EZ, she said something about another friend that got me thinking. Yes, I know, that happens a lot. Hence, the blog. Ok, but seriously, there are so many things that life is about and what life is not about. Life is not about being perfect, in any way, shape, or form. Trying to make people believe that your life is perfect really just confirms what they already know – that your life isn’t. None of our lives are, so quit trying to make others believe it is. Life is not about how much money you have or how big your house is or what kind of car you drive. It is about how much love you have in your heart, how big your smile is, and the kind of impression you leave on others. It is not about never admitting that things don’t frustrate us from time to time, like our spouses and kids. There are jobs that we mostly love, but have little quirks that make us check in every now and again. It is about little inconveniences, like going to the bank to report a lost debit card or picking up a child from school every day because crutches in the winter don’t work so well. Life is about giving yourself to people, even those that you think would never even dial 911 to save your life. It’s about letting people see when you tumble and get back up again. Maybe a little scarred, but better even so. It’s not about having a perfectly manicured lawn or an even cleaner house. It’s about laughing when you make a complete fool of yourself even though you want to just crawl under a rock. It is about putting your arms up and loving the ride. It is about so much more… even when you think it isn’t. You are next in line to get on the rollercoaster….why not now?

Michelle Homme 2011 ©