My grandmother passed away earlier this week and so I've had a lot of time to think. Usually when someone passes away, the people affected decide that they need to start living in the moment and take advantage of their life, which can so easily slip away. I, on the otherhand, have never really been one to go all contemplative after something like this. I'm usually just really sad. But this time has been different.
On a conference call for lululemon Tuesday, Chip (the founder of lululemon) told us that the one thing he took from the workshop that we were discussing was to live in the moment - don't wait until a doctor tells you that you have 6 months to live. I thought it was quite a coincidence to hear that right after my grandmother had heard the same news, but only made it a few weeks. I realized that it's not soo important to worry about when I will get married, when I will get a house, when the bills will be finally paid off... It's important to be present and live in the moment now, taking care of things as they come. I'm not saying don't think about and plan for the future, but the future can't rule your life, and neither can the past. You can do things today to help tomorrow, but ultimately you have to worry about how you feel and what's happening right now.
Which leads to my next thought, which is that everyone does the best they can at that moment. I've been telling myself this everytime I start to get frustrated about something or frustrated with someone - they're just doing the best they can, and it's wrong of me to expect anything more.
So there's my one thoughtful post in all the time I've had this blog... don't get used to it, it shouldn't happen too often!