Monday, January 3, 2011

Back to the Future

As we visited with the 'characters' at Calico Ghost Town, it was evident they loved being where they were, and doing what they were doing, which sometimes meant just enjoying the moment.  I think these people yearn for a simpler way of life, one not so complicated with the pressures and hustle bustle of the world today.  Sometimes we do get so caught up in running from one event to another, or jumping from one commitment to another, or struggling to 'keep up with the Joneses', that we lose ourselves.  We lose sight of what is important and what the really meaningful things in life are.  We neglect ourselves, our spouses, our children, our friends, our health, our faith.  Maybe the beginning of a New Year is a good time to reassess how we spend our time.  After all, our time on earth is a precious resource and gift.  None of us knows exactly how much of it we will be given or when our allotment will be all used up!  I'm going to try harder this year to spend more of my time doing what really matters most!  Want to join me?