I thought I would leave a quick explanation for the ‘all new people’ thing.  One, it is a title of a book by Anne Lamott whom I love.  Two it is something I’ve heard a few times that always gives me pause….

In one hundred years, all new people.

I’d never thought of it like that, but it is true.  I find that exciting and hopeful and humbling and dark all at the same time.   Think of the contributions the people of this hundred years have made, think of the destruction….what will the next batch of people bring.

It seems to place a weight to the idea that we are caretakers for future generations – our lives will have such an impact on a group of people we will never know, the new people.

I like it – it is mysterious and scary and true and beautiful.

I am making a new commitment to stop telling people that I’ve been busy, that I have a busy week ahead, that life is too busy.  I’m tired of being so busy and I’m not going to be anymore but I’m going to continue to do everything I’ve been doing that have made me so busy in the past.

Now, you may be thinking that one can’t just decide to not be busy but keep doing the same things they were doing when they were busy – but you can.  I’ve realized that when I sigh and tell people I’m busy it makes me feel like I’m out of control, my life is running me over, and I’m not spending it doing what I would like to do.  Actually, upon a closer look, I’m ‘busy’ doing the things I want to do.  I’m busy living the full, rich, wonderful life that I used to dream of when I was single and living far from family.

So, I’m not busy anymore, I’m just blessed.


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