Passion is a gritty kind of love, tough and

optimistic enthusiasm that overcomes negativity and inconvenience to make it

through to the end. (10,000 Reasons Overflow)

Friday, February 04, 2011

In the Heights

Every time Phyllis sees an advertisement or a poster for 'In the Heights' she says "I really want to see that" but I had decided that since we spent a little more to go see "les Mis" that we weren't going to go see any shows between Mary Poppins and Les Mis.  but I decided that with the money that I have been saving eating dinner in ALL the time, saving money by not buying tea and bringing it from home, and not stopping for breakfast, AND making lunch on Sunday instead of eating out (we always go out for lunch after church - this week I will make something in the crockpot or we will have grilled cheese and soup) we are going to see 'In the Heights'.

Yes, I realize its a splurge, yes, I realize that there are probably better uses of our resources, but I also believe that life was meant to be lived.  Maybe its because for the longest time I have not done what I liked to do for fear of _____.  But I just have seen so much happen to people, sickness, death, sadness, I don't want to waste the time that God has given me. 

I feel like my daughter has grown so fast, and soon there won't be a Saturday at the last minute date night available all the time, so just like in serving, I will be making the most of every opportunity.  I also am tired of saying "I wish I would have..."

I also got a gift certificate to Roma's for my birthday, so we are going to go there for dinner, probably, and then the musical, it will be such a great night, and I am really looking forward to it!

Hope you enjoy your weekend!



Jada's Gigi said...

I'm with you! Life is for living! We are Big on experiences in my family...something my husband has taught me. GO...enjoy! Phyllis will be gone to college before you know it and these days will be gone.

Sara said...

Amen sister!! How can we say we value life if we don't invest in the moments it's made of?