Living life to the fullest?


Seeing this little girl run up to a little boy, unknown to her, and suddenly be willing to share a part of her happiness, her little Binky was a precious sight to behold. There are many surprises and awesome moments we may experience in life each day. But what happens when we find ourselves in a place where we seem to be in a funk?

What do we do when we don’t want to do anything, yet we also don’t want to not be doing something? Although that sounds like a strange question, it is one we should look at honestly. When we find ourselvesĀ  walking around in a state of dissatisfaction it can actually lead to anger or frustration. We may not even recognize the source of agitation and become even more intense. Those around us can take the brunt of our negative energy, creating even a bigger challenge.

It is shown to true that when we take time to be grateful for that which we have, and be thankful for that which is around us, with a sense of gratitude our dissatisfaction gives way to satisfaction, and anger and frustration gives way to peace and happiness.

Looking at this great quote, “May you live all the days of your life”, written by Jonathan Swift, I realize how important it is to think about this simple truth. We can get so caught up in fear, anger, resentment and regret we are robbed of many precious moments. May we be determine not to take for granted each breath and heart beat we have been given, for they are a gift to be enjoyed. Let us remember they are not unlimited.

Here are precious words to pray for those who may believe, “Lord, teach us to number our days that we may apply our hearts to wisdom.” For there are days when it seems as if nothing gets accomplished, or turns out the way we hoped it would. Somehow the morning sunrise quickly turned into the evening sunset without any big fan fare. Once we receive wisdom, no matter what the day may bring, we will be able to help others as well as ourselves sharing truth and life together, just as the little girl above.

What does it all mean? Time continues to pass no matter how we choose to spend it. As Robert Frost stated when talking about a lesson he learned that he could say in just three words, “Life goes on.” As we follow our passion, complete our mission, or quietly be still and do nothing, let us do it with purpose and gratitude. ‘May we live all the days of our lives’ and celebrate each one as the gift it truly is.

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