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In Grandma's Day

Sunday, May 17, 2020

I have often pondered how life has changed over the last 100 years. As we have become less enmeshed in sheer survival, our free time has increased along with a number of other things. My grandmother spent most of her day cooking, washing clothes, cleaning the house, and tending to family needs. Due to modern conveniences, my life has been so much easier than hers, yet wrought with other challenges that modern life brings.

During these isolation days during the pandemic, I have often thought that this was a typical day for grandma. Peaceful, without a range of what should I do, or where should I go? Just doing the day, delighted in the "beingness" that I have been learning long before the pandemic hit.

An increased thankfulness and awareness of the finite life we have to enjoy or be miserable. I choose to enjoy. So much is a question of perspective and decision on what to focus on during these stressful times.

I am living a life very similar to the one my grandmother had. She wasn't burdened with the additional weight of goals or self doubt over what she should achieve next. It was a more simple time.

Wishing all a happy, healthy day.

"When you were born, you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die, the world cries and you rejoice." White Elk
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