Some of you may have read the post that I wrote one month ago called Flying Planes in Heaven- What a Wonderful World. That post was written the day after my father-in-law passed away suddenly. We were all shocked. I had just seen him several days earlier throwing dog toys to my golden retriever in our front yard. We were to go out for pizza with him the day that he died.
I tell you this- not to create anxiety about death. Just the opposite really. Don’t fear death, appreciate life. Life is precious, and life is short. We get so caught up in our daily frustrations that we often shut out so much magical wonder. We are often so full of resentment that we can’t see the good that surrounds us. We often miss the bigger picture.
For me, the death of my father-in-law was a wake up call. We need to wake up. Most of us are asleep. We need to observe a sunset, a snowflake, a rainbow. We need to stop for just a moment and appreciate the good in life. We need to find something positive in every one that we meet. Life is too short to stay asleep. Let us wake up! Go find something good about your day.
Have a wonderful weekend.