Death and Life

There has been much real life drama recently.  The earthquake in Haiti has devastated hundreds of thousands of lives and there is a large international response trying to help bring stability.

Locally, in little more than a week, there has been a suicide, a murder, a heart attack, and an automobile accident; that have all claimed young lives.

My heart goes out to those who have been touched by these tragedies. 

These events are a reminder to me to appreciate the simple things of life.  Each day, each moment, is a gift from God and we should appreciate everything that we have, from a place to sleep, clothes on our back, food to eat, water to drink, and people who care about us.  Some of the things that we can get so worked up about, are just not quite that important when we realize the fragility of our mortal existence.

It is important to mourn the death of those who have passed… and to appreciate life for those who remain.

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4 Responses to “Death and Life”

  1. Gloria Says:

    nothing quite like the death of someone you know to shake the unimportant things in life loose.

  2. JaCi Waldorf Says:

    “Some of the things that we can get so worked up about, are just not quite that important when we realize the fragility of our mortal existence.”

    That line really hit home for me, and is exactly what I needed to hear at this time. Thanks!

    I think sometimes too much time and energy is put into focusing on what is gone or what could have been. It takes precious time away from focusing on what is here and what will be. It’s all about balance I suppose.

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