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July 8, 2011

Dust if you must

A house becomes a home when you can write 'I love you' on the furniture.

I used to spend at least 8 hours every weekend making sure things were just perfect - 'in case someone came over Finally I realized one day that no-one came over; they were all out living life and having fun!

NOW, when people visit, I don't have to explain the "condition" of my home. They are more interested in hearing about the things I've been doing while I was away living life and having fun. If you haven't figured this out yet, please heed this advice.

Life is short. Enjoy it!

Dust if you must …
… but wouldn't it be better to paint a picture or write a letter, bake cookies or a cake and lick the spoon or plant a seed, ponder the difference between want and need?

Dust if you must, but there's not much time...
... with wine to drink, rivers to swim and mountains to climb, music to hear and books to read, friends to cherish and life to lead.

Dust if you must …,
… But the world's out there with the sun in your eyes, the wind in your hair, a flutter of snow, a shower of rain. This day will not come around again.

Dust if you must...
...but bear in mind, old age will come and it's not kind... And when you go - and go you must - you, yourself will make more dust!

- Author unknown


  1. Hey - following from the blog hop - I totally get this. I'm far to busy living to get down and dirty with the house-work. I dod it, but only when it fits in with my life.

    Enjoy your weekend. Oh - I'd love it you linked this up at my blog hop esp for creative peeps/blogs.


  2. wonderful post..
    chanced upon your space while blog hopping..very interesting posts..
    Am your happy follower now..:)
    do stop by mine sometime..
    Tasty Appetite

  3. Great reminder to focus on what's important! Thanks! hopping over from Hobbies on a Budget and Real Life Deals

  4. I love this - my husband comes home and spends an entire day cleaning because he said it allows his head to rest, but I completely agree...we don't have any guests so why not live instead!

  5. AMEN and AMEN!! Wonderful post to make us reflect on what is truly important!

  6. I love it ' you yourself will make more dust' great post - off to not dust! Nina
    Newest follower.


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