What REALLY matters...
I'm on the bubble right now about my blog. With the onset of Facebook and so much sharing going on there, I feel like there isn't as much to talk about here. Maybe I'm wrong, maybe not. I just don't know. In the meantime...
What doesn't matter is your political affiliation when it comes to being an American. What REALLY matters is that you don't take your freedom for granted and that you show your support for those today and who have come before you to guarantee your freedoms. That's what REALLY matters.
What doesn't matter is WHAT you do. What REALLY matters is WHY you do it. So many people today make decisions and do things because they "appear" proper and fit in with the culture that surrounds them. If the core driver for why you do it is sour, then the result is empty and shallow. This crosses all types of things from purchases to words you say in passing on a daily basis. Think about it.
What doesn't matter is some peoples' maturity level and the wrecking ball they swing to try and dismantle the good intentions of yours. What REALLY matters is that the work you do, have done, and continue to do is for the greater good and has a positive impact on others. It's so easy for me to take insults and jabs personally and just want to "throw in the towel" and walk away because of one or two childish comments and attacks when the overall impact is overwhelming positive. It matters that I keep the big picture in focus and discard the negativity thrown my way.
What doesn't matter is the car you drive, the house you live in, and the possessions you own. You will take none of it with you when you leave this mortal world. What REALLY matters is the impact on peoples' lives you have today and your relationships. Keep it simple...if you can put a price tag on it, it probably does NOT matter. It's the priceless things that matter.
What doesn't matter is the rhetoric pushed out by Washington and the politicians on both sides of the aisle. What REALLY matters is the overall impact of what is going on today. The deficit is on an unbelievable rampage like never seen before in history. I'm not blaming this on only the current administration. It started before the past 12 months but has escalated to a feverish pace. At this pace, generations upon generations will bear it's burden for a very long time. Our U.S. dollar is at so much risk of becoming worthless which could have a horrible domino effect on so much here in the U.S. Something has to change to redirect the current path. What that will be....well, only time will tell but a debt that climbs by millions 24 hours a day is never a good thing.
What doesn't matter is how many races you've run, how many ultras you've run, and how many 100-mile finish lines you've crossed. What REALLY matters is why you did them, what fueled you to the finish, and what drives you to the next one. I may blog but it's not to hold a sign high over my head to say "Look at me!!!" I share...to maybe help or inspire one other person out there and I enjoy doing it.
You know what matters...seriously matters. Disregard everything else as fluff...for that is what it is.
Have a great week, everyone and as always, Happy Trails!