We all say goodbye to loved ones each and every day and assume all will return in the evening just fine and by the grace of God most days we do.
We watch the news and read the newspapers and hear sad stories of tragedies, accidents, and storms but never think for a minute that could ever happen to us.
When I was younger I always felt I had so much time. The days seemed to be longer, it felt time moved slower and now suddenly its Friday and before you know it seven days have passed and Friday has once again returned.
We all are busy but I am learning when something is really important I find time to do it. The “it’s not important, I can
do it tomorrow” way of thinking is something I try to no longer do. I am trying hard to make the phone calls, write the notes, send the cards and express gratitude and love to all those that matter in my life.
I am trying to be more careful in how I speak. When younger if I got into an argument I had the feeling it will fix itself in time but now think differently. If a negative conversation were our last it could turn out to be the worse speech of my life and feeling I am right would then feel very wrong!!!
Nothing is more important than family and good friends. When it is all said and done those are the people that will guide you
when in pain. Pain will happen to all of us, why cause more of it while we have the chance to love each other.
I am continuing to be enthusiastic and find crazy holidays and things to enjoy. If you look hard enough you can find something in each and every day to celebrate. I now treat myself to the popsicle and cupcake more than I once did but more importantly I try
to share them and give some away in order to bring brightness to others days.
Ive learned to take more “staycations”. Vacations don’t have to be expensive travels all the time. The same sky, moon and stars are all around the world. The sunset you may have seen on the cruise you can still see from your kitchen window.
There are going to be hard times but I am trying to focus on not what happens but my reaction. I am trying hard to keep my heart filled with fun and laughter the best I can. I am learning to worry less about obtaining more possessions and instead using all that time and effort on people and making life simpler for my husband. I never forget to hug or kiss people goodbye and when I say I love you from the core of my soul I mean it.
I recently read this quote:
Never neglect the people who are most important to you simply because you think they will always be there because one morning you might wake up and realize you lost the moon while counting the stars.
Transitory. Here today, gone tomorrow….Live for today. Im confident I have many good years ahead and I focus on that thought
but I think if we were told it was our last year we would all think and do differently.
Im learning the choices I make in life today affect my future. I am 50 something and I truly want these to be the best days of my life.
Here’s to making good choices on this precious transitory journey and looking forward to each step ahead.