Time

Time is on your side for a moment. Time, like money, is spent, but, unlike money, time cannot be accumulated. We cannot lay aside minutes, hours, or days to spend at a latter time or to accumulate more time. Once a minute, hour, or day is spent, it is gone, never to return.

Time…a precious value that is so often wasted…so often taken for granted.

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Broken

When someone dies, everything changes. Life has been altered. Grief has replaced happiness and pain displaces well-being. All that was intact is now broken.

They are gone. No longer heard is their voice, their laughter, their calling out as they arrive home at the end of the day. The darkness brings a greater loneliness than ever thought possible and the morning starts another day without them.

Each one can write their own grief experience and each experience, though appearing the same, is uniquely different. No two are alike, yet they are the same. As you cherished your love, so too, cherish your grief for it is an expression of love.

A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To…

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A funny thing happened on the way to…. Each one of us can fill in the blanks, remembering an amusing situation in our lives. The memory continues as a source of warmth and smiles. We, often, relive the event with family and friends as if it happened yesterday.

During our lives we accumulate many memories; some amusing, some sad. We talk about making memories; we keep scrapbooks and photo albums, we write in journals and diaries, constantly preserving our memories. Has it occurred to you that we have control over the outcome of our memories?

By the choice of our words, our actions and reactions and our attitude, we shape our memories. The memories we will have many years down life’s road are the memories we choose to create today. Even in the worse situation, we can choose our actions. Sometimes, we react before we can think. In those situations, we still have a choice. We can choose to apologize.

As we begin each day, let us be aware that we will be creating memories each step of the way. How those memories turn out, is up to each of us.

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As You Remember

Memory Bears are there to hold and hug as you remember.

The Blessings in Our Daily Lives

You don’t miss the water until the well runs dry. I am sure you have heard that statement before, but have you taken the time to think about its meaning.

We so easily take for granted what is available to us everyday. From water to friends and family to freedom…all are taken for granted that they will be here.

Until they are not…then a simple saying rings true. While we can, let us appreciate, rather than take for granted, the blessings in our daily lives.