Saturday, May 5, 2012

Keep It Simple Stupid

Life can get complex. No matter how young or old we get, life doesn't always lay itself out on a platter for us to understand what is happening. Today, we got to hang out with some of the family. Spending time with Evie's cousins is always fun, but today was the first day she got to hang out with her newest cousin.

Having the 6th in the bunch come from someone other than me was weird. I thought for sure that when the 6th grandchild or brother or nephew finally did come into the mix that they would be mine, not John's. But I have to say, the one that was added is the most welcome addition.

I won't mention any names here, just in case it gets crazy later on, but she is the kind of soul that i hope Evie grows up to be like. Her mom is the sweetest influence on our little one. She, in turn, has grown into a girl that her mother can be very proud of. This pre-teen sweetie is so kind, loving and genuine, that she just makes the world a better place by being in it.

It is almost a shame that she has had to go through what she has in life at such a young age, but then again, we all can look back on our childhoods and find those issues somewhere. I guess that's where my inspiration came from for this and my thought of the day - life is short, so Keep It Simple Stupid.

I used to say that alot in retail. But it really does apply to everyday life. Don't stress over the things you have no control over. Don't fret over the little things. Just remember those little people, or sometimes ones that have grown up much too fast, and how easily they let go and forgive, forget and move on. An apology is usually much easier to give than trying to figure out how to hold on to that grudge.

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