so i’ve been at home…home being phoenix, az…for almost a week now, and i realize that living the simple life has been good. don’t let me be mistaken…i’ve talked before about how i’m very grateful for the things that my educational experiences have afforded me. and when looking at tangible things…i would say that carolina has forced me to not only realize, but to understand that there are MUCH finer things existing outside of my hometown of hillsborough. i’ve met several people who have been very blessed with very nice THINGS…and i have been blessed with very nice things as well.
however, being here has given me such a great appreciation of the simple things…having dinner with my family, helping my sisters study spanish, watching my brother play playstation. because i have been in a different state, i’ve missed out on a lot of these opportunities. i’m glad i’m here now though, playing catch up and enjoying family life before i head off to athens.
so here’s to the simple things in life…dinner with family, short but sweet conversations with friends to catch up, trips to the grocery store…all those experiences that we tend to overlook because we’ve been too caught up in the GETTING FROM life instead of the LIVING OF life. begin every day as if it were on purpose…
August 3, 2005 at 12:33 am
Girl, I definately feel you on that. Thats why someone I know suggested that you go visit home in the first place. LoL. But really, just spending time with family, especially my dad’s side is a tremendous blessing. I am seeing family that I haven’t seen in 17 years, and I am only 22. Its amazing how good it feels just being around who people love you can feel (not to say I don’t share that with others back home, but its not an all the time moment with my Bangwa people.) Enjoy these moments, I hope it won’t be another 17 years, but enjoy now like it will be.