by Cynthia Dite Sirni
So. Be. What a great maxim for living each day.
Being in South Beach for New Year’s Eve, I was able to see all walks of life come together on the shores and it got me to thinking….
- So. Be content. Someone will have more than you, someone will have less than you. If you have enough, then, you have enough.
- So. Be prayerful. Sunrise is the first poem of the day. Offer a prayer and go from there. See what happens.
- So. Be excellent. Whether you’re unloading the dishwasher or performing heart surgery, do your best.
- So. Be demonstrative. Kiss your loved ones, cry if you’re happy, (or sad.) Hold hands. Link arms. We’re stronger together.
- So. Be joyful. Joyful is different than happy. Joyful is a state of being, happy is a feeling. We can have joy in all circumstances.
Traveling light is an idea that has appealed to me for years. I’ve read articles and blogs about lightening the load, packing less, double duty toiletries….but I think the real appeal is that when you HAVE less, you have MORE. There is a sense of freedom that comes with Owning Fewer Belongings. I love the sense of detachment from my stuff. The Bible says not to store your treasure where moths and thieves can get at it, but rather to store them in heaven.
I wonder, if I had to evacuate my house due to pending natural disaster, what things would I take? Obviously, since my family and my pets are not things, but living beings, they don’t count. I would already have them in the car. However; if I were to take a look back into the house of what was Worthy of Saving, what would it be?
I wear the same jewelry all the time. It’s part of me. Each piece was given to me by special loved ones. They hold sentimental value and they have meaning. I am never without them.
I carry my Bible in my bag….the bag itself would be worth saving. It was purchased in Italy at The Sirni Pelletteria in Rome. (That’s a whole other story.) Dishes? Candles? Appliances? Even photographs that are priceless to me have already been loaded out into cyberspace.
Toys? I do have a lovely china doll my husband put into my Christmas stocking one year after I told him that was my dream as a child to see one peeking out of my stocking. I would take her….and my purple sock monkey.
What would you bring? What is Worthy to Ride Away from Disaster?