19 Sep

Remember that ice cream treat you would get from the ice cream truck with the bubble gum at the bottom? I would eat that ice cream so fast just to get to the bubblegum (which would lose it’s flavor within 10 seconds); or when you opened that box of Cracker Jacks you couldn’t wait to eat it all so you could get to the prize at the bottom of the box (by the way, the prize is now at the top of the box to conform to our instant gratification world)? Then there are those phrases, ‘save the best for last’, ‘the pot of gold is at the end of the rainbow, ‘can’t wait til retirement to do all the things I want to do.’ Why do we rush through things to get to the bottom, the end, retirement?

This week one of the kids I grew up with found out that his wife’s cancer is back. She had breast cancer the year before my cancer and they just found out it is now in her bones. My son came home a couple days ago and said that one of his friends’ dad had a massive heart attack while jogging and passed away that day, he was only 50 years old. Two of my mom’s frends were diagnosed with cancer, one breast, the other prostate. It has been a wild and sad week, which brings me back to what I was talking about in the beginning. Why are we rushing through the days in hopes of the prize at the bottom? Why are we waiting for retirement to enjoy life? Why are we making bucket lists but waiting for the right time? Now is the time. Life is so short and can change in a blink of an eye. When we rush through hoping for the prize at the end, we miss what’s in front of us. Even if the only positive thing in the day is the sun shining…stick your face out there and soak it in. We work and work toward retirement in hopes that that is when we will enjoy our days, well, what if those days never come or what if you’re incapable of doing the things you thought you wanted to do? Again, now is the time. Tackle your bucket list now. Enjoy life now. Tell people you love them now. Hold them close now

Today I wear Nars lipgloss in Wonder which is a peachy pink color. Nars lipglosses are not too sticky and depending on the color, fairly sheer. This color looks really peachy, but if your lips have a plum undertone it cancels out the orange and the color shows up as a sheer pop of pale pink, just the right neutral for every day. I chose this color because I like it but I also like the name, shouldn’t we live life in sheer wonder and gratitude for every day we get? Cheers!


12 Responses to “Bottom”

  1. Jo September 19, 2012 at 11:22 pm #

    It’s always all about the NOW. You know that I am right there with you about that.

    I am wearing Revlon Chocolate Velvet these days…It is so creamy and smooth and I love the name! It’s a nice medium brown with great silkiness, which I love. ♥

    Oh, and I love you, too.

    • Anna September 20, 2012 at 3:08 pm #

      Amen Jo…now! Hmmm, Chocolate Velvet must be new, sounds yummy. You know, of course, I use Red Velvet already!

  2. Kathy September 20, 2012 at 6:40 pm #

    You have to live in the now. What if the prize at the end never comes because you don’t make it that far. Just saying.


    • Anna September 23, 2012 at 7:41 am #

      That’s what I’m talking about…what if you don’t make it to when you think the prize should be?

  3. drchoneydew September 22, 2012 at 8:17 pm #

    HOW TRUE..OH WOW..i so hear this and you know..the other day i put on lipstick and thought of you!!!!!!!!!!! i NEVER wear lipstick :0) this is what i love about our meeting in cyber space like encourage one another and LOVEEACHOTHERINTOETERNITY and in the meantime LIVE!!!!!!!! CUZ its not yet our time, time is a gift, the gift is from GOD and LOVE ON!!!!!!!!!!! abundantly!! ((hugs))

    • Anna September 23, 2012 at 7:42 am #

      I am so happy to hear you wore lipstick and though of me! I love the cyberspace encouragement, thank you for your gift of pictures and writing!

  4. Word Nerd September 22, 2012 at 10:28 pm #

    Such simple, yet profound wisdom.

    • Anna September 23, 2012 at 7:43 am #

      I don’t know about the wisdom part, maybe just truth. Thanks Beth!

  5. Bronwyn Gordon September 23, 2012 at 11:15 am #

    When I was a child, prizes were hidden at the bottom of the cereal box. Initially, I would make myself wait until I reached the bottom but one day I decided to pour out the cereal into a bowl, grab the prize, and pour the cereal back in the box. Having done that, I felt a vague sense of disappointment. Sometimes anticipation is part of living in the now.

    • Anna September 23, 2012 at 11:25 am #

      I love that! You’re right, sometimes the prize you think is going to be awesome is really just disappointing…ah the anticipation

  6. Brenda Moguez (@BrendaMoguez) September 25, 2012 at 12:38 pm #

    Anna – it is about NOW. We say it all the time, it’s not about the destination, it’s about the journey, but people don’t get it. LIVE IT NOW. I just bought a new shade of lipstick.. It’s Fall. Time to get warm. Wonderful words.

    • Anna September 25, 2012 at 9:38 pm #

      Thanks Brenda! Also love that you told me you bought a new lipstick…for whatever reason, hearing about lipstick puts a smile on my face. What color?

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