Friday, September 11, 2009
"There is a sacredness in tears. They are not the mark of weakness, but of power. They speak more eloquently than ten thousand tongues. They are messengers of overwhelming grief...and unspeakable love." Washington Irving
Today is another day, another opportunity to live as if this were my only day. It's a day for me to stop thinking about how much better life would be if "this" happened or if I had "that".
I never know what circumstances will come along to extinguish the life that I now have. It could be a tragedy of unspeakable proportions, it could be a health issue. I don't know the hour or the day when life will end. God alone knows that.
Instead I choose to live my life without regrets or expectations that there will be more to come. I hope that there will be. I don't want to take anything for granted anymore. I don't want to project about what could be, might be, or should be.
Instead, today I remember how fragile and brilliant living is. Today I don't feel hatred or revenge. Today I realize that regardless of our differences, we are basically all one group of flawed humans. God help me to do your will and to be grateful for having this day as a reminder of that.