Taking time to appreciate life
I’m feeling sad these days, because there is so much going on around me!
My family lost a loved one this week, after a short and courageous battle with cancer. And there is so much going on around the world–Hamas and Israel, the 298 people on flight MH17 murdered, and all of the stuff going on locally (devastating wildfires, murders, etc.)
Surrounded by all of this sadness, I’m reminded that there are no guarantees in this life. None of us are going to get out of this life alive. So I’m reminded to appreciate each day of my life, that I must celebrate each moment of my life and be thankful for all I have been given.
Today I will attend a wake for my family member, to celebrate a life well lived with my family. I will take time out to pray for the people who died on flight MH17, and to send my prayers to their friends and families.
And I will make sure to give silent thanks for everything I have been given, the good times and those things I have perceived as bad, in my life.
So yes, I am sad, but I’m also grateful.
May you all be well.