The Damage is Analyzed


Well it’s been almost a week, and I’ll have my MacBook returned to me in a couple of hours. It’s been hard being without my white bundle of joy, but I have learned a tough life lesson that’s for sure.


As I said before, I lost all photos after September 12th. I’m a bit sad about what that means. I did lose quite a few nice winter shots that I didn’t get around to uploading.


What I really learned is that it’s not about the past. While I was having my mini-fit, my dad told me that you just keep moving forward. You take new pictures. Now that I think about it, half the fun is taking the pictures and seeing people’s faces when they see what you’ve done. If I had been working on joleblog for a month and had no backups, it would have been time for some real sobbing, but it’s a few re-writable documents here and there.


It’s about what’s happening now. The present. The only thing that’s important is what is linked to the present. Meaning: if I lost an essay that hadn’t been handed in, the present still matters. But really the idea that somehow all documents should be archived, sure, that’s nice, however it’s not important. It’s nice to look back at photos or pieces of writing, but you keep a few here and there, not all of it.


So as I get excited to go pick up my fresh start on computing, my (late) new years resolution is this.


“So I tell you, don’t worry about everyday life -whether you have enough food, drink, and clothes. Doesn’t life consist of more than food and clothing? Look at the birds. They don’t need to plant or harvest or put food in barns because your heavenly Father feeds them. And you are far more valuable to him than they are. Can all your worries add a single moment to your life? Of course not. And why worry about your clothes? Look at the lilies and how they grow. They don’t work or make their clothing, yet Solomon in all his glory was not dressed as beautifully as they are. And if God cares so wonderfully for flowers that are here today and gone tomorrow, won’t he more surely care for you? You have so little faith. ofSo don’t worry about having enough food or drink or clothing. Why be like the pagans who are so deeply concerned about these things? Your heavenly Father already knows all your needs, and he will give you all you need from day to day if you live for him and make the Kingdom of God your primary concern. So don’t worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will bring its own worries. Today’s trouble is enough for today” (Matthew 6:25-34)