Monday, May 14, 2007

a simply complicated question

what's most important to you?

i want to know. please tell me in the simplest terms you can- what the most important thing to you is?

when all is said is done.... what will have mattered most? will it be love? your family? the house you own? your job? all the "things" you have? the places you've been? what you've accomplished?

what?

25 comments:

RWA said...

Family

Mieke said...

My husband and daughter. Hands down!

jennster said...

which family? your mom/dad siblings?
what about when you get married and have kids? then is it that family that takes precedence?

Lawyer Mama said...

My family. My boys and my husband.

SUEB0B said...

Peace of heart. Because if I have that, it means I have gotten everything else right, too.

dana said...

The most important thing to me is being the best wife and mother I can be.

In times like these, it's so easy to put other things first, but ultimately when I'm no longer living, I want my kids to remember that I was there for them and that I tried my best to create a wonderful life for them.

norcalgirl28 said...

Drew, no question. He is my family, the places that I've been, my accomplishment, he is my everything. He is what I work the hardest at, take the most pride in, everything.

Becky said...

hands down---family...matt and hannah. most important to me by far.

Beth said...

my family, hands down. Hubs and kids and dogs. there is nothing else.

carrie said...

Family. Hands Down.

Carrie

carrie said...

All of the crazy bunch.

Carrie

texas math said...

My legacy. In other words, what kind of lasting impression do I leave to the people who knew me.

(i.e. did my wife think I was a good husband...did kaci think I'm a good father...did my parents think I'm a good son...etc)

Leaving a positive lasting impression on all the people I touch is what matters the most.

(And yes, this was the simplest way I could put it...I could have gone on for days about this..interesting topic...whats the deal?)

Karen Rani said...

Happiness.

Stephanie A. said...

TEAMAXE- Hugo and Adam. Nothing else in this universe matters like they and their happiness do.

Angelika said...

Evan.

Eileen said...

What I strive for every day is the feeling that I am enough as I am.

Mel said...

My daughters. Then everything else, in varying levels of importance.
If I can get them to adulthood with a good roadmap of how the world works and how to survive in it, then I've accomplished my most important task, I think.

Karen said...

my family - my sister and Bruce.

alison said...

The health and happiness of my family. I want my children to live long, happy lives. I want my husband and I to live long, happy lives and be able to see our children fall in love, get married, and have children of their own. And, I don't want any terrible illnesses to interfere.

point45 said...

my truck. the new tools i bought. my guns.






but prolly mostly my future wife and blake

RWA said...

More questions? Sheesh!!!!

I have no idea on that one since I'm single with no kids (that I know of).

If I had to guess on that one, I would say my immediate family.

Chase said...

The impact I leave on the world after I'm gone...whether that's perhaps through someone I helped make more tolerant, or having kids who grow up to be positive influences on the world, maybe...whatever part of me that I leave behind for others to grow on.

Lisa said...

Of course my little man, hubby, parents, in-laws, siblings, sibling-in-law, friends, health. And blog friends too!

margalit said...

My children, bar none.

Anonymous said...

That question is very hard to answer. As you grow older, your perspective on life changes. Life is an on-going learning experience. In the end,your relationship with yourself will tell all. If you can look at your whole life and are happy, then that is perfection. But since most of us are not perfect,we must be realistic. If you look at your life and see shortcomings and are willing to change, that is what we are supposed to do. Do not have regrets, they are defeating. Use past "mistakes" as learning tools. Are you out to please the world or be true to yourself? If you don't take care of "you", who will? "You" are the most important person in your world- if you are happy with yourself, then everything else will fall into place. Remember, no one can be all things to all people- it doesn't matter how "good" you are, someone will not like you or disagree with you. I am NOT condoning selfishness- that is not true happiness. If taking care of your children and spouse makes you happy, then it is right. If working makes you happy, it is right. Don't let guilt get in the way. Again, be true to yourself and your legacy will be awesome!