4.12.2010

{ live the life }


The other evening after viewing a commercial for Atlantis {along with their new tag line...Live the Life} Samme turned to my husband and said, "Daddy, some day we have to go there.... so we can live the life." I've been thinking about that non-stop since then. 1) Because I want to make it happen and bring her there. 2) Because it is so true....it is so important to live the life.

As you know, I've spent the past week back in New York helping care for my elderly and sick grandparents...they are in their mid-80's and have endured so much and yet thrived raising a large family with small means. They lived through the Great Depression, Gramp fought in WW II and was gone for years while Gram was back home raising young children. They both worked their tails off to provide for their family and take care of each other. They bought their 1st and only home for a $10 deposit. It was literally falling apart, and without so much as a nickle in his pocket, Gramp set forth to turn it into a HOME for them and their children. I have such fond memories of my times with them and am so thankful I have been able to spend this past week with them. They are getting along a tiny bit better each day (which is a miracle) and we turned the reins over to more family this week so I could get back to my sweet little family.

But back to {live the life}. It is so important to live the life. And not just "a life." But the LIFE you WANT to be living. The life that you are MADE to live. Now is the time people. So this week, I'm setting forth to once again attempt to get back on track with self-care and ME-time; catch up on things around here (slowly and surely), spend some one on one time with my loves, date night with Will (who was a ROCK STAR holding down the fort all week while I was away), unpack, go for a long run, catch up on LobotoME tasks, send thank you notes and stealing away some time to plan our next adventure....all while trying not to get too bogged down in my TO Do's but focus more on my To Don'ts. Say no. Take it easy. Set up the hammock. Start to get my hands dirty in the garden. {note: this all may require some copious amounts of Diet Coke this week - then I'll detox + quit next week!}

Go! Live the Life!

9 comments:

amy and ann said...

great post! love it!!! go girl. amy :)

dmoms said...

i love it too.

din said...

Such an inspiring monday post! =) Live the life you love... will do!

Carbzilla said...

To get down to the nitty gritty - Atlantis often has really good deals, especially now that the economy's bouncing around. I've had a couple of friends who've been there, and I can get you some info. (I'm getting the message of the rest of your post - just thought I'd help specifically with the Atlantis part) From what I recall, the most expensive part was the all-inclusive dining. But, yes, I always believe an experience beats a "thing" any time!

paula said...

so good.

kirwin said...

This post is so *right on*. It's hard to remember to Live the Life while you're trying to remember all the other things: pack lunches, what's for dinner?, change the sheets, etc. But it's so important. It should be the first and last thing on my To Do list every day.

Thanks!

tracie @ {tsj} photography said...

AMEN!!

Jeanette said...

When you speak of your grandparents, I just weep. Beauty. Sending prayers for continued improvement. We are big believers in living your life right now, make every day joyful and full of laughter. I tell my mother all the time - use your "good dishes" every day, don't know what she's waiting for.

Meredith from PenelopeLovesLists said...

You've really got this right. It's so easy for me to forget to live my life when I get so bogged down in planning it, or, making lists about it.

I've been obsessed lately with the phrase "Happiness is a choice." Kinda goes along with the same thing, you can choose to be in the mindset that enables you to be present in your life.

So glad I found your blog. It's right up my alley.