Thursday, April 10, 2008

Making every minute count

This was in my yard this morning! Snow! It has snowed in April before, but up until yesterday it had been Spring like weather for weeks, so it was a bit of a surprise. I have a lot on my mind and I will share with you what has been going on. I had a good friend over for dinner last night. His father is in ICU in a Dallas hospital. It came out of nowhere and it has put a lot of stress on him. Earlier this week, two good friends had to put their beloved dog to sleep and another friend had the love of his life die suddenly. All a part of life and all very sad stories. Because these are people close to me, my heart aches for them. Really all you can do is love them and be as supportive as you can. All of this has given me much to think about. The obvious conclusion one comes to, is that life is too short and you never know when your number is up. You also never know when someone you love will leave this world. For me it is just yet another reminder to live fully in this moment and bless everyday. To look around me and see the good, the lovely and the wonderful, because even in the mist of pain it is there. I woke up today feeling so alive and full of wonder. Looking and seeing how beautiful my life is, even in it's imperfection. Love your life, today, this is what I wish for you. Have a grand Thursday.


Lubna said...

I came to your blog, via Maddies. It is a beautiful blog with beautiful thoughts. I am sorry to learn about the sad events that have recently taken place. But, as they say, time is the best healer, troubles and sad times do melt away like the snow which you have tastefully captured. Here is hoping that the sun is shining brightly once again for you.

Unknown said...

snow...gosh, we'll never have them want to see snow :)

Julie said...

I'm guilty of living for the future, and really need to stop that.

Oh, I also live in the past a bit. Sometimes.

Let's just agree that I can't get a handle on things... :)

Dagny said...

Nope, you never do. My post on may 18 will give you an indication of my feelings....but you'll have to wait until then for that one.

I am sorry for all the losses people you love have experienced lately. Sometimes life is just life. Nothing you can do about it.

And thanks for the snow. We are expecting 20 cm here today. I want to cry.

Unknown said...

profound and very true. we all need this reminder.