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What I wish I’d known


Film camera, early 1980s, either Cairo or Stockholm

The older I get, the more I stress the importance of family and friends. They are, ultimately, what our life is about, whether we like it or not.

It’s not about the job. That comes and goes and changes over time.

It’s not about the latest technology you have access to. That will crash and burn at some point.

It’s not even about the money. Yes we need it (unfortunately) for food and shelter, but it’s not all about money.

Life is about those we share our breathing moments with. Our mom, dad, sister, brother, uncle, aunt, cousins, childhood friends, adulthood friends, school friends, college friends, spouse, you name it.

At the very end of our life, that moment before we take in our last breath, you’re going to want those people near you, right beside you, holding your hand, and reminding you that everything will be ok.

Because you know what? Nothing else will matter.

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  1. San #


    These thoughts are heavy on my heart and sometimes I wonder “what am I doing here, so far away from my loved ones?” … but lives need to be lived, too, adventures to be gone on and memories to be made. Life, it’s a fine balance.

    November 13, 2015
    • Marie #

      Yes it is friend. Yes it is.

      November 13, 2015
  2. We all should realize this.

    November 13, 2015
    • Marie #

      I hope we do.

      November 16, 2015
  3. We definitely all need to realise this and keep reminding ourselves of this. It’s easy to get caught up in the must-haves and tangibles that really don’t matter.

    November 15, 2015
    • Marie #

      It really is and we really do.

      November 16, 2015

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