The one fact of life is that no matter how you try to control things, life has a way of throwing you a curve. More often than not, it seems to come out of the left field when least expected.
My brother-in-law always did the food shopping for the house. One day he went out to do the shopping as usual however, he fell in the parking lot (no one knows why). Someone saw him go down and called 911. He never regained consciousness and three days later he died.
My sister and her husband would have been married 56 years this August. They lived in the same house for 55 of those years and my brother-in-law taught at the same school his whole teaching career.
The point of this story is that no matter what we do to try and control our lives, in truth, we only have one day at a time. When we do live trying to determine what happens, we only get frustrated and filled with anger and resentment.
Life is too short. We need to remember to take time to “smell the roses”, to tell the people we love that we love them, and to remember we are all on this earth only temporarily so let us appreciate and enjoy all that comes our way, living in gratitude, one day at a time and, if needed, one hour or a minute at a time.
Quote of the Week
“Be present in all things and thankful for all things.”