Sometimes things hit too close to home. To people you know, friends, or family. Things you don't think will ever happen to a loved one. & They keep you awake, allllll night.... Why? Well, we don't know why but God does. His plan is bigger. Even if it is difficult to grasp. He is ultimately in control.
You know how you can hear something a hundred times in a hundred different ways before it finally gets through to you? I feel like "Life" -the real meaning of life is one of those things. I know we're all familiar with the phrases "life can change in an instant" "in the blink of an eye" "Be thankful for today because you may not have tomorrow" ...
anyway, you get my point. I'm consumed with these thoughts right now. Trying to wrap my head around something that has happened. How I would/could adjust if something tragic happened to me. If my world turned upside down. If everything I knew was ripped from under me. Honestly, my family and close friends could tell you that I don't handle change well. Even small changes in routine. Just minute change in houses we're gathering for the holidays would spin me as a child. I realize, now, those small things are nothing in the whole span of things but just thinking, how would it feel to have my whole life, whole routine, EVERYTHING change, not a small change, a drastic one?
Life is one of the most beautiful things that we as humans know and experience. We are all blessed, and if we take it upon ourselves to intuit and perceive it in a positive way – life could be infinitely better.
How many times have you gotten mad at someone? Wigged out because your internet wasn’t working? Broke your phone? Forget to pay bill? Get the wrong order of food? Kids made a mess? Or even let a bad day bring you down?
If you sit back and look at the bigger picture, those things don't really matter. We've completely forgotten how fragile life really is. We let senseless, absurd, things consume our day rather than just enjoying life. We get mad, sad, frustrated, have fights & let others bring us down. We let things that shouldn't have any effect on our mood leave memorable marks on it.
Are you grateful for the life that you have? Or do you take things for granted? Maybe you haven’t thought about it for a while. Did you ever fail to appreciate someone you care about? Was that because you were too busy putting out fires or focusing on other things? Or perhaps you assumed they’d just hang around forever.
Honestly, I fall short daily. Just typing these words out help me reflect & think more about my own shortcomings. We should take a moment and listen to ourselves. We complain about not having enough while we lose sight of the wonderful things that we have. As the saying goes, “People say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Truth is, you knew exactly what you had . . . you just never thought you’d lose it.”
We often take life for granted – our daily gift of living.
Life is precious.
Life is a gift.
Our family/friend needs prayers. There is a long road ahead. <3
& I just ask my family and friends- live now
look at the bigger picture.
you just never know