Traveling Light – So We Can Manage the Heavy Lifting of Life

Ah…the freedom of traveling light….I want to get better and better at it.

Empty Nest, What's Next? Parenting Adult Children Without Losing Your Mind


And tomorrow, when out of habit you pick your luggage back up, set it down again. Set it down again and again until that sweet day when you find you aren’t picking it back up. Max Lucado

Getting so sick that you can hardly get up off the couch for any reason whatsoever reminds you of several important life truths.

1. Life is fragile.
2. Our physical health is fragile.
3. Our hearts and minds are fragile.
4. We are all dependent upon the goodwill of others.
5. We waste too much time burdening ourselves with stuff that doesn’t matter.

I’d like to think that I don’t need to bottom-out by illness very often to remember how fragile life is…but sometimes I fear that is what God uses to get my attention. Otherwise, I get busy (and stay busy) doing stuff that really doesn’t make a whole lot of sense…

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