- Life is short – every second counts
I remember when my parents used to tell me that as they got older and got married, had kids etc, a lot of their friends and parents of their friends died. It now appears that I am at that age where I am being faced almost weekly with news of deaths. When it first started happening a year ago, it was a big blow. I literally stopped functioning well and got stuck in this dark place where I could not understand why people had to go. Of course I know that everyone does not last forever, but when people you know and love are taken away, it changes you. It has taken me over a year to fully get my head around this and I am sure as I hear of more loss, I will continue to change and each loss will affect me differently emotionally. However one good thing to come from all of this is that I am more determined and focused now to live life according to my gifts and talents.
There are issues in the world, in my life, with people I know, that have a new perspective now. To know that days are numbered can be a great wake up call. For me it has been that push for living beyond mediocre.
I think if we really understood all that we overcome through God’s grace, narrow misses, the things that have happened to us and have made us stronger – we would not simply plod along.