Saturday, May 19, 2012

MAYBERRY MOMENTS

NOTHING SAYS "COUNTRY" LIKE LEMONADE IN A MASON JAR
ENJOY THE FRESH AIR AND GREEN GRASS
PLANTS PERK UP QUICKLY AFTER A DRINK
STOP AND SMELL THE FLOWERS
MAYBERRY - A GENTLER TIME 
My friend, Deanna, and I were talking about life the other day. We talk about life often and we always reach the same conclusion, that the days of our lives are passing quickly and we don't always take full advantage of each day. I sang her an old song about all the things I'm dealing with right now - a mother with Alzheimer's, boxes that remain unpacked after this move, a house to sell, a spouse about to retire, Mom's house to clear out and sell, the passing of my father-in-law last weekend, and the responsibility of cleaning and selling his house. Sometimes it all seems like too much. Deanna is not without challenges herself. She said there are times she wishes she could just go live in Mayberry. I agreed that would be a good solution to our woes, but since we can't live there, we'll take time for some "Mayberry Moments", a phrase Deanna coined. We each described how we could allow ourselves time out of our busy days to let go of all the things that are stressful to us - if only for a few minutes. We could go outside, water our plants, rock on our front porches, make some lemonade, or just smell the flowers and listen to the birds for a little while. Then if we must, we could return to our issues and things over which we fret. Our hope is that those carefree Mayberry  Moments will provide the breaks we need, but we're not in denial. We know we will always have some worries and sadness. We'll probably continue frittering some days away, and time will continue to pass so quickly we won't know where it went. If we can inject a few quiet and pleasant moments into what would otherwise be stressful days, we will have succeeded in revisiting Mayberry.          

3 comments:

Cathy said...

Oh Kady,
That is over-whelming stuff on your plate! Whoa!~ {{hugs}}

I'm sorry about your parents. That is sad about your mom. My mom passed away 2 years ago, and I still miss her. Yesterday I went to a funeral of a gentle, kind and gracious man...he was 73. More men should leave a legacy like he did! One where the people truly mourned because of the wonderful man that had made their lives and self esteem better!

Hope you have a wonderful day! Love and prayers ♥♥♥

Robin at The Primitive Hutch said...

I thought my life was overwhelming ~ but yours sounds more so than mine. So sorry you have to deal with all that. You so deserve to sit a spell and enjoy the moment.
The lemonaide looks so refreshing!
Hang in there!
Prim Blessings
Robin

annie said...

So sorry things are difficult with you right now. We went through all that with my Momma. It sure is never easy. Sounds like you have a double portion. Hope you can take time to enjoy the roses & your new old home. Blessings!