Three Things in Life

It has been said that we need just three things in life: something to do, something to look forward to and someone to love.
– Unknown

I can honestly say I have all 3 of these.

I have something to do, as in my photography, it keeps me going in a way that excites me. I know I have shoots coming up and editing to do. I think that has always been something that has kept me down, not having some tangible to do other than the basic daily things.

I have something to look forward to and not just my photography shoots that bring both a mixture of excitement and terror everytime. I have a lot of plans with friends to look forward to. I even have a trip to Ireland more than a year away that I can continue to dream about.

I have someone to love and not just my husband and I love him like I’ve never loved another being on this planet. I love him more everyday. Just looking at him I still feel a bit lovesick like a teenager. I also love my babies Aurora and Pilot, they fill me with joy every single day of my life. I have my friends too, who are a huge part of keeping me balanced in this world that seems to try to do the opposite.

I love that quote, it reminds me that despite a lot of things that make me feel like I have next to nothing I really have all that matters.


  1. Alissa

    August 18, 2010 at 8:54 am

    That’s a great way to look at it. It’s easy to get caught up in a world of materials, so it’s great to be able to step back and realize you have all you need.

  2. Trina

    August 18, 2010 at 9:11 am

    Exactly what Alissa said. I like that quote 🙂

  3. Grant

    August 18, 2010 at 10:02 am

    I have a video game I quite like to play, which counts as two of the three. Good enough for me.

  4. Avitable

    August 19, 2010 at 8:41 am

    I have someone to love. If my penis counts.

  5. Shelli

    August 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

    I think we all need to write these things down and keep them where we can look at them when we are feeling down. That would help to put things in perspective.

  6. subWOW

    August 23, 2010 at 9:16 pm

    Thank you for the reminder. I am envious of the convictions you feel towards these three things in life. The good kind of envy. Maybe wistful is the better word for it?

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