The Important Things

I’ve been feeling quite self-absorbed lately.  I don’t like it.  All this shopping for the perfect party outfit and the general busyness of the holiday season has me ignoring my household chores and putting my family’s needs on hold.  And let’s not even talk about my daily devotions or preparing for my weekly Bible study.

Last night we had a bit of a scare here at the Musings household.  It was minor in the grand scheme of things, and it turned out to be nothing, but it got me thinking.  My mom has always said that she believes things like that often happen to get our attention, to remind us to take better care of ourselves or to get our priorities in order.

I realized last night that I need to get my priorities straight.  It’s fine to enjoy life and celebrate the holidays but the most important things are the everyday things — health, family, faith.  And those things should always come first.