I wanted to quickly share something I heard last night. I was in the hallway getting meds together and was listening to the multiple televisions playing in the patients’ rooms. Because of that I am unaware as to what channel it was or any kind of specifics. I did hear enough to understand that it was some type of memorial speech related to the recent loss of 2 students at a local community college. I heard the speaker say, ” The easiest way to remember you have nothing to lose in life is to face the fact that one day you are going to die.” He also said something I’ve heard many times in many ways, “We all want to go to Heaven, but none of us want to die to get there.” I felt it was a reminder that we do need to try to live our lives to the fullest. I do believe that God has given us the wisdom to take care and not be reckless. I also believe that if we live our lives so cautiously that we never take any risks or try anything new, we have to question if we are truly living or just existing. I pray that we all find our own way to appreciate and celebrate this blessing of life.
Art by artist Toni Frissell and available at www.art.com.