I know that sounds a bit of a downer to start this blog with, but IT’S TRUE!
We don’t remember this enough. We don’t keep in mind at all times that the people around us are IMPORTANT and that whenever we see them, it might be the last time. We are so prone to look out for #1. We take care of us and don’t constantly seek out ways to comfort others. I mean, some of us try and try really hard to do so, but as the selfish humans we are, self-gratification is at the top of our list.
Think of the person closest to you being gone from this world. It can happen at any moment. I have a friend who just lost her husband. They were the cutest couple. They have two beautiful little girls. It’s so sad. My heart absolutely hurts for her and her family. I’ve been crying and praying for a couple of hours now.
This really put life in a clearer perspective for me this morning. It’s so short! We really need to do as much as we can while we are here, but what do we need to do? Worry? No. Fret, yell, freak out, gripe? …NO. Get revenge, show anger, grump? NO!
I concern myself with so many DIFFERENT things and for what? We all worry. Why? We gripe at our kids, spew hate at those around us especially those closest to us and rant and rave about things that seriously DO NOT MATTER.
The only things we should concern ourselves with is being centered in God and loving those around us. I know things have to be done, deadlines met and errands run, but our most important jobs in this world are those two things: GOD and LOVE. If only we could keep our eyes pointed that way all the time and live each moment in that, life would be so much MORE–not only for you, but those around you. If we can do that purposely and intensely, then when people who we truly show love to leave this world, of course we will be sad, but we will know that we did all we could while they were here.
Live each moment for GOD and with Love.
((Note: please remember that most all of my blogs like this are letters to self, truly, but perhaps you need the message in the letter today too.))