You never know what tomorrow may bring, so taking the time to be grateful for what you have today really is just so important. To step away from that device, put down the remote, or walk into the kitchen when it’s time to clean up from dinner just to be in the same space (without crowding of course) even when he says that he will do it, that’s what it’s all about. And I was reminded of it on several occasions this past week.
A friend came by yesterday who moved away a number of years ago, he was in town to perform a celebration of life ceremony for a former co-worker’s husband who had passed suddenly in his sleep, only 38 years old. It really made me pause and be grateful for the day and reflect that all we really are assured of is this day.
Earlier in the week there were some changes where I work. And just like happened to me a half decade back, sudden change that was unexpected. “Like sands through the hourglass, so are The Days of Our Lives”...can’t you just hear that intro? LOL…. I know, I know…I’m not well in the head.
During such times things can seem dark and lonely. We can even feel abandoned by that which we put our faith in. But in my experience, there is always something better on the other side. At least there has been in this lifetime. Can’t say that I know what there is on the other side of this existence on earth, but I just have to believe that when I cease to inhabit this body cavity that things don’t just end.
After all, aren’t we made up of energy? The first law of thermodynamics, also known as Law of Conservation of Energy, states that energy can neither be created nor destroyed; energy can only be transferred or changed from one form to another. ... In other words, energy cannot be created or destroyed.
Whoa, that got pretty deep really quickly now didn’t it?
So take the time to stop and smell the roses, it’s ok if you get pricked by a thorn or two, that’s life. It will make you bleed at times. But also smells really good as well. Bees will come and you need to be mindful to give them space to not get stung, but remember, those bees pollinate and are essential in the circle of life and creating an ecosystem we all rely on.
Just for today, I am going to choose to not swat at the bees in my life, but share the rose with all creatures, enjoy the fragrance, and accept that I might get stung, or pricked. It’s all a part of the human experience.