“Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is a tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.”
I love this quote from Mother Teresa and chose it this morning because I’m so grateful for my life and for the lives of my loved ones. This journey that we’re on with my Dad is not the first one we’ve endured with him as he’s been hospitalized before this and he’s fought his way back to health. For as much as he can be persnickety (just love that word!), the fight within him continues and enables him to elongate his life.
But it brings home that realization as well that “Life is Short” ~ a quote we’ve heard repeatedly from older generations ~ one that I know, I’ve brushed off myself when I was younger and before I knew I had breast cancer. “Tomorrow, tomorrow…you’re only a day away” rang in my ears because when you’re young, there’s always tomorrow! I’m not saying that we don’t have a tomorrow in our futures, but what about TODAY ~ NOW? We have such power in the Present of Presence ~ of being here and now and enjoying this moment for what is it ~ good, bad, sad, but never indifferent…to live a life that is full of precious moments so that on our deathbeds, we are not regretting all of the woulda, coulda, shoulda’s that we may have missed.
Mother Teresa had it right ~ life is all of the above ~ so live it!
Enjoy it! Revel in it because it’s YOUR GIFT!
With a grateful, loving heart, flow along with your day and enjoy this gift of life.
You’ve earned it!
Happy Wednesday to You!