THERE IS NO SHORTAGE OF GOOD DAYS.
IT IS GOOD LIVES
THAT ARE HARD TO COME BY.
Like many people, I have good days and bad ones. Sometimes my bad ones last longer than I'd like them to. When that happens, I try hard to find and focus on that point in the distance, on whatever moment I believe will most likely make me feel a little better - a yummy piece of chocolate, a book I'm excited about being ready for pick up at the library, a hug from my husband when he gets home from work, takeout Thai food and a movie.
But I don't want my life to be just a bunch of good and bad days strung together the way a child slides beads on a cord - willy nilly, clumsily, big beads dwarfing delicate ones, some cracked or nicked, some gorgeous and luminous.
Or do I?
Because at the end of that cord, at the end of that life, what I will hopefully end up with is a long, beautiful one-of-a-kind necklace, a long, beautiful one-of-a-kind LIFE. What I want to do is loop that baby around my neck as many times as possible and look at those beads and feel them in my fingers and remember and laugh and cry and breathe and know that, overall, I did good.
What does your life necklace look like? What would you like it to look like? Can you string some beads on it today, this week, ones that will make you smile or dream or give you a wonderful memory?