Monday & Tuesday's With Morey

Monday, March 16, 2015

Happy Monday guys (why do people say this...does anyone really have a happy Monday unless its a three day weekend?) I started my morning off with my lovely 5:30am alarm, and let me tell you, anything that requires getting up that early is something I absolutely cannot get on board with. This weekend flew by as per usual. Friday night disappeared in a blur of catching up with my husband who has been in the field for two weeks, and catching up on Grey’s Anatomy, which after weeks of binge watching I’m almost all caught up. Daniel and I talk as much as possible with our separate living situations. Not only are we living apart, but we’re in two different time zones and even something as small as three hours can make a huge gap in communication. This month, he and I are reading a book together - long distance. Is that cheesy? Maybe. But when you spend a majority of your relationship talking on the phone, it becomes really important to do some of the same things you would at home. Shared interests are a great way to communicate across the country, and a lot nicer then the typical “how was your day” type of conversation. This month we’re reading Tuesday’s With Morey, by Mitch Albom. This is a book I read back in early high school but thought it would be a good one for Daniel and I to start off with since he isn’t much of a reader. This weeks reading particularly caught my eye. For those of you who don’t know the story, this is a true story about a man named Mitch, and another man named Morey. Morey is Mitch’s old college professor. They lose touch after college until one day Mitch sees Morey on a TV interview. Morey is very old and is dying quickly from ALS. Mitch begins to visit Morey every week, where he listens while Morey shares important pieces of wisdom from his life. Although it is a sad book, it is very touching and filled with a lot of important ideas like this one:

“Devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning”

As I was reading, this particular quote caught my eye. In the world today I feel like we quickly get caught up in the least important aspects of life. It’s not about how much money we make, the type of home we have, or the way we look. It’s about being your best self. Loving with everything you have. And trying above all, to leave the world a little better place then when you found it. It’s a reminder that you only need a few things in life to be happy, something that many of us forget to remember when life seems to bear down on us.

I hope you all have a wonderful start to your week, and remember that whatever your contribution may be, make it a good one.

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