Day by Day

The older we get, the more there is to remember. Like a journey, the closer we get to our destination, the more miles behind us. It is important that we make the most of our journey, day by day,

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Did I Do All That I Could

The rain has let up and the mourners have gone their way. One solitary figure stands by the grave. A tear finds its way down her cheek as she remembers his love. There is one thought that she can’t let go, “Did I do all that I could?”

“Did I do all that I could?” is a question that each mourner asks one way or another, for one reason or another. The loss of someone from this life causes one to reflect back on the time they spent together. Questions form and wonderment appears.

“Did I do all that I could?” Could I have been a better spouse, brother, sister, friend…? What was the last thing I said? What were their last words, thoughts?

No matter how well we love someone, his or her death sets the stage for a negative search. Even if we give ourselves credit in all the right places, the negative thoughts are there; the doubt, the guilt and the regret.

Accept the fact that no matter how much we love someone, it is never perfect; there will always be something we could have done better. The challenge is to focus on the positive, not the negative thoughts. Even if there is cause for regret, what can you do about it now? See it as the best you thought at the time, let it go and focus on your positive thoughts. Choose to be happy with your memories.

While We Have the Time

Without realizing it, we can create quite a busy routine for ourselves…day in and day out. We start off managing our time, then, before we know it, time is managing us. Routine becomes are daily master and can rob us of focus if we let it. We can lose track of who and what is important to us and the time given us can slip through our fingers. While we have the time, let’s make it count.

In Life’s Journey

Life’s journey is taken one step at a time. There are times when we can see ahead and other times when the view is blocked. There are moments when we walk alone and there are moments of togetherness.

For every beginning, there is an ending in this life. For every hello, there is a goodbye. Enjoy your journey and savor each step along the way.

The Serenity Prayer

God grant me the serenity 
to accept the things I cannot change,
courage to change the things I can,
and wisdom to know the difference. 

When someone we love is no longer here, we are left with memories of days gone by and the times we spent with them. Most memories are good to recall, but what about the ones that are painful and stem from the times when mistakes were made or words were said that, now, take the form of regret.

The prayer above is an excellent guideline to living and esp. living with memories that cannot be changed. The words talk about the things you can do something about and the things you can’t. That makes all the difference.