The List

by | May 17, 2023 | Blog, Family/Friends | 0 comments

Roger Lynn is an experiential mystic – lover of life – photographer – flute player – poet – hiker – hot spring soaker – expresser of gratitude – blessed beyond the capacity of words to express. He currently lives in Boulder, CO.

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So, I just updated my will. I’ve been putting it off for a while. OK, a really long while. But the point is that I finally did it. Except that isn’t actually the point. The real point, the big takeaway from having finally gotten around to getting it done, is the list. The list of the people that I want to be included. My family! And it’s a big list. It’s a really big list. There are the usual suspects you would expect to be on the list – a brother and a sister, and their children. But then there’s the rest of the list – the bonus family that feels like pure gift. I’ve spent a significant portion of my adult life collecting a family. A partner who continues to expand my horizons. Amazing step-daughters who long ago stopped being “step” and just became daughters. Grandchildren that enhance my life beyond anything I could ever have imagined. There are only two people on the entire list that I am genetically related to. The rest can only be explained in terms of a benevolent Universe that overwhelms me with blessings beyond anything I could ever hope to deserve, because “deserve” is way, way, way NOT the point. I am blessed beyond measure, and my job, my only job, is to live my life in gratitude and do my best to enjoy every moment and love every one of the people on the list, along with all the other folks who aren’t on the list but who are also a part of the immeasurable and abundant blessing that is my life. I knew all of this before I updated my will, but sometimes I get distracted and forget to notice. It’s good to be reminded from time to time. So, to the Universe, and to everyone on the list, and to everyone not on the list, I can only say “THANK YOU!”



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