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Living without it
Posted On 05/11/2020 07:08:17 by texasjane

I was reading the paper this morning about a guy I knew when he was eight years old. He was Brenda Somebody's boy friend and I thought I could not live without him. He was adorable. Brenda and I had been good friends until then. Looking at the picture of this short, fat, bald man did not remind me of the boy who could twirl a basket ball on his finger. I remember running into him a few years ago when he was working on divorce number 4. He said I had a sweet wiggle in my walk. I knew then he had problems with his eyes. If he does not know when someone's hip implant is popping in and out he is in trouble. I wonder how many other things I can think of that I have learned to live without? Turns out there are quite a few.


I learned to live without a mink coat, that blue dress hanging in Neiman's window. I learned to live without a diamond too big to wear on a ring. I learned to live without coming in first at anything. I learned to live without giving up when things got tough. I learned to live without being unkind just because I could. I learned to live without everyone agreeing with me. For a period of time I learned to live without my eyesight and got it back. Ooh, what a wonderful lesson that blessing that was. I lost my hearing for a while and a similar lesson blessing. I learned to live without another person in the house.


If I have learned to live without so many things, what do I treasure most? Love. Love for my fellow man, animals (great and small), sunrises and sunsets, the smell of honeysuckle, roses, and lavender. I treasure the sweet taste of honey and homemade bread. I treasure how all has touched my heart.

We humans spend our entire lifetimes getting ready to be on our own, in our own home, etc. We go to school to get the education to build a career that will build our homes. When we get it all just right. When it is full of all the things we cannot live without... we leave it. When something happens to confine us to that environment we built for ourselves we sit and think about all the things outside that home... we cannot live without. Treasures of the heart cannot be lost or stolen. Those are the things one cannot live without.


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05/17/2020 10:31:47

Hi Jane, happiness is not about collecting things or beautiful memories.  Waking up in the morning is a blessings from God for given us another opportunity to live in this world. Be content in what  we had and be happy. 



05/12/2020 13:53:08

So true.



05/12/2020 09:27:35


yourchoice wrote:

Your blog is 'spot on'! We've had to remind ourselves, as we sit by the window and watch Nature's zoo roam past, that this isn't a bad place to spend our days in. In the 'freer' days, we would often start our day by saying, "Where are we going to go today?" We spent far too much time thinking of places that we NEEDED to go to, and things that we NEEDED to buy! We need to stop and think about all that we HAVE, and be THANKFUL!

Thank you so much for your response.  You understand the purpose of the blog.  Everything I hold dear is right here with me... I don't need to go anywhere else to find it.  When we open our eyes and see what we already have and still have gratitude is the word of the day.  Thank you.



05/11/2020 12:53:55

Your blog is 'spot on'! We've had to remind ourselves, as we sit by the window and watch Nature's zoo roam past, that this isn't a bad place to spend our days in. In the 'freer' days, we would often start our day by saying, "Where are we going to go today?" We spent far too much time thinking of places that we NEEDED to go to, and things that we NEEDED to buy! We need to stop and think about all that we HAVE, and be THANKFUL!



05/11/2020 10:59:25

I can relate to each step you related,in your blog. I,now, am learning to make do with what I have - food wise, clothingwise, etc.  My vacuum sweeper was accidentally broken, when a person used it and so until the vacuum repair shop can open,  I put up with lint etc. on my carpet. My sons have gone to the store and looked for yeast- none in any of the stores. So I ordered some via Amazon -and its shipment is "expected the middle of June or the end of that month-"  not "this weekend" as I had hoped. Keep writing, to us - stimulating our minds - and thank you, friend.  jane





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