Brigham gets to be a part of a really wonderful thing: participating in the funeral ceremony of soldiers who have passed away.
We’ve done a couple together now (meaning he participates and I blend in with the crowd to watch and support 🙂 ), and each time, I reflect on my life and my blessings.
This time, as I watched Brig present the folded flag to the family of the fallen soldier, I had a moment of clarity, and a moment of being humbled.
I have been struggling lately with knowing what to do with my life now that I’m a “College Graduate”.
Realizing that it really means nothing (other than I’ve spent a lot of money and read a lot of books) has been hard, and I have had a hard time feeling grateful for my accomplishment and for where I was in my career ladder.
However, listening to Taps and feeling gratitude for our military, My Soldier, and this family we were supporting made me search for things I felt grateful for in my personal life.
Then it hit me.
I have the PERFECT life.
Not joking. Brig and I are madly in love and completely obsessed with each other. I have a loving supportive extended family. Brig and I both work full time earning more than enough to support the lifestyle we want. We are comfortable, we have our own apartment, we have a kitchen table and three crock pots and a juicer and bookshelves! We have the same days off work and we get to spend every weekend doing whatever we want without a care in the world. We get to drop everything and make ourselves available to do military funerals, watch movies, do art projects…
My life is wonderful in every sense of the word!
We have cars and a TV, clothes and towels and coats and vinyl records!
The flood of the things I possessed, from Love to objects, was overwhelming.
And I was humbled to recognize that I had it good. Real good.
And so here’s to a paradigm shift! And here’s to a most blessed life!
(These are the small things that bring me a comfortable, perfect lifestyle. Thank you 10 years of dentistry!)
“Do not spoil what you have by desiring what you have not; remember that what you now have was once among the things you only hoped for.”