A Little Less Preoccupied, A Little More Happy

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Sometimes the preoccupations, joys, and demands of this life – of any life – make friendships seem almost optional – something you can go back to when you have time and space after all obligations are met. I am guilty of back-burnering too many things and people that engage me in a positive way, even within my own house.

I withdraw to my iPad too often, looking for the news or posts that will push me a little further along in advocacy and giving me the illusion of being in touch with people. I am grateful for the ways my online exploits keep me connected to people I love, but sometimes it usurps the ones closer to home. That, my boy would say, is simply too stupid.

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Today, a bunch of little things went wrong but they led me to a place I was clearly meant to go, to see someone I always love to see. I came away with this bracelet as a reminder to be more deliberate about being a little less useful and a little more happy.

2 thoughts on “A Little Less Preoccupied, A Little More Happy

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  1. It looks like a Terry bracelet. Oh, I couldn’t agree more so I will go spend 6 hours watching Claire play lax today to go with the 3 hours yesterday.

  2. And please know, the happiness was a shared event…and a good reminder to make those moments more intentional and more frequent…

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