Always

DSC01312 - Copy“I will always love you.”

A statement made…a declaration of commitment to someone…spoken from the heart. Always is solid…no matter what…through thick and thin…no wavering.

Even death cannot change this vow of devotion…”I will always love you.”

Until Then

Often, our time on this earth is taken for granted. We live each day with plans and hope. We become so familiar with people and places that we begin to take them for granted. Then, one day, they are no longer here. Then, we miss them.

The old saying, “You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry” rings true. It is easy to take things for granted…even our tomorrows. One day, life will end for each of us. Until then, hopefully, we will learn to live with purposefulness and thankfulness each day for those around us…for places dear to us…for another day on this earth.

A Morning After

…Weeping may endure for a night, but joy cometh in the morning.

(Psalm 30:5)

There’s going to be a morning after. A morning when you will wake up to a renewed strength and hope. A morning when the sun will shine like never before. On this morning, you will realize that you can go on, that your life has meaning and purpose. On this morning, you will begin to live again. You will live each day of your life with determination as you remember.

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away. (Revelation 21:4)

Live Your Life as Deliberate as You Can

On a certain day, at a certain time, death will come for each one of us. That day and that time are unknown as is the number of years one has upon this earth. Life is to be lived one day at a time. There is no promise of a tomorrow and no re-dos of today. Live your life as deliberate as you can, knowing it could be your final performance.

Listen

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Listen to those around you.

Listen to their words…

listen to their heart.

Hear the sound of their grief…

their sorrow.

Listen with your heart…

hear their pain.

Listen…

listen.

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