life is too short
so kiss slowly, laugh insanely,
love truly and forgive quickly
i woke very early and a song was stuck in my head
ever happen to you?
for anyone who watched the finale on american idol-
scotty sang with tim mcgraw and they
wound up singing one of my favorite songs...
'live like you are dying'
the words are very poignant
and always touch me when i hear them...
"And I loved deeper and I spoke sweeter,
"And I gave forgiveness I'd been denying."
An' he said: "Some day, I hope you get the chance,
"To live like you were dyin'."
Like tomorrow was a gift,
And you got eternity,
To think about what you’d do with it.
An' what did you do with it?
An' what can I do with it?
this prompted me today;
what if we knew we only had a short time left
would we do things differently?
maybe says things that needed to be said-
go places we always wanted to go-
hug a little longer-
i have thought of this before
years ago when i was diagnosed with cancer
and dealing with my mortality
thoughts of wrapping my family in my arms
and never letting go,
trying to spend as much time
as possible with them and savoring each moment
at the time we had very little pictures of me with the girls,
it was always me taking the photos...
i started taking pictures of me with the family-
something to say, i was here! that i mattered to this family!
i also had the urge to travel, make as many memories as i could
and we did do some great things
but, truly if i was to find out now i only had a short time...
i know i would want to make sure my family knew. i. loved. them.
i think spending as much time loving and hugging them
would be what i wanted most...out of the time left.
yes, time is something, money cannot buy!
the part in tim's song that says;
'someday i hope you get the chance to live like you are dyin'
this really hits home, because this is what we should do
enjoy each and every moment
every sunrise, sunset and all the
minor and major minutes in between!!
last sunday our pastor said something that stuck;
on our tombstone it will have our name
and the date we were born
and the date we die
and in the middle of that will be a dash...
that dash is our life here on earth
that little dash is our life.
lets make something out of that dash
my hope is that you find something today
that brings you joy-that this day might be
a little bit sweeter, more joyous...
that you would be able to take a moment
out of your busy day and be thankful,
thankful for it all!
life is good
it is our gift from a loving God
what will we do with our dash today?
be blessed and you know i want to say it...:)
shine your light!
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