Each morning I read a reflection by Robin Sharma. Last week one of the entries was… “Your days are your life in miniature. As you live your days, so you live your life. Don’t waste even a single one of them. ”
During the last two weeks, several individuals I know well, underwent surgery due to cancer. I had some heavy discussions about addiction with one of our students as she deals with alcoholism in her family. A little boy from Sparwood, B.C. was abducted and then miraculously and mysteriously returned to his family. I, like many of you, watched coverage of the September 11th memorial celebrations. Evidently, there is illness, sadness and evil in our world. With all of the heavy issues we deal with, we truly have to enjoy the gift of each day. We do not know what tomorrow brings.
Some things in life are out of our control. And yet, our responses to these events are within our control. We can provide support and love to those undergoing stress and struggles. We can look for beauty in the natural world. We can enjoy, appreciate and articulate our love to those around us. We can find sunshine – triumph, hope and forgiveness – even in the darkest days. We can hold firm in our faith.
Who needs to hear loving, hopeful or caring words in your world today?
What will you do to ensure that you are living your day – your life in miniature – to the fullest?