Good morning world! Wow! It’s already June! For some, the weeks may have passed by very slowly, but for me, it feels like it was literally February yesterday. I am not complaining though, because it will be time for our annual vacation in NO TIME, and I am so ready for it.
So the question of the today deals with prioritizing and making wise and careful choices. I am not going to lie, it would be a very daunting task to choose from all of my physical possessions just enough to fit into a backpack, but after thinking for a few minutes, I think I have narrowed the choices down carefully and thoughtfully.
I would pack:
- my wallet
- my passport
- my phone & charger
- my laptop & charger
- Baxter, my dog
For obvious reasons, I would pack my wallet because it has my identification/drivers license, my bank/credit cards, insurance cards, etc. I would be able to purchase anything that I may need, whether it is toiletries, underwear, shoes, food, water, etc.
My passport would definitely be packed, because all I really need is a backpack, my wallet, and my passport to see the world and experience God’s creation.
My phone is my life line. With it I have access to the world wide web with its endless possibilities, and communication is just a phone call away. I would also have access to a great camera that I would have used to take pics of old photographs, documents, and I would use to take pics of memorable life experiences to come.
I would have to pack my laptop, so that I could create/design, and write/journal about my passions.
And last but not least, I would pack my baby Baxter, as he is my immediate family, beside my husband. I couldn’t think of ever abandoning him. I am his provider, his protector, and his dog-daddy, so he will be packed into the backpack and taken out immediately to join me and my husband in our life adventure.
It goes without saying that my husband will be beside me through everything in life, and obviously he can’t fit into a backpack, but we are in this thing TOGETHER… forever, and as long as he is beside me, beneath the loving presence of The Most High, I can do anything, and I have all that I need.
Everything else, I think I could part with, because most material things (that aren’t especially sentimental) can be replaced. It is the memorable life experiences and the people who you share those moments with that can’t be replaced.
So I ask you, what would you fit into a backpack if you had to eliminate every physical possession in your life?