Oh – it’s been a long time since I have blogged. I think about blogging often (almost every day), and my mom has mentioned a few times that I need to update my blog. And while I have many “drafts” saved on this site (and many topics on which to write) I can’t quite make it to the computer to start and finish a post.

I’m not sure why. Last July, I was posting every day (40 to 40…) so I know it can be done. But I have spent more time thinking about blogging than I have actually writing.

I’m sure this is my problem: I am over-thinking. I worry too much about what I write instead of just writing. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it doesn’t have to be poignant. I just need to write. This was the beauty of last summer’s posts: I wrote about anything I wanted, silly or serious, simple or profound.

This morning at mass, the priest talked about the “golden days,” and asked what does that mean to us? When were the golden days? “To a 9 year old, the golden days may be when they didn’t have to get out of bed to go to school. To a 79 year old, the golden days may be when they had something worth getting out of bed for.” The priest talked about how much time we spend thinking about other times in our lives, instead of just living. He ended with a quote from the bible we have all heard, whether you attend church or not: This is the day the Lord has made; Let us rejoice and be glad.

How interesting that a simple phrase – one I have heard many times – took on new meaning today. This is the day. Just write. Be simple. Enjoy. Rejoice and be glad.