They say nothing teaches us more about life than death. It’s a paradox, isn’t it? Death reminds us of what’s important and beautiful in life.
Lately, we’ve been slapped with a reminder to count our blessings.
Sit down and count. There are many.
Whatever you were whingeing about earlier doesn’t seem like such a big deal anymore. Probably it was something to do with material possessions or money. Perhaps looks or power. The kind of stuff we have to give back at the end. The type of stuff that doesn’t even rate a mention in a eulogy.
Accidents, illnesses and deaths give us perspective on our own lives. Remind us of what’s precious.
Let’s be grateful for the people we’ve lost and the people still in our lives, the love that we feel and the little things that make up our days. Let’s live in the present moment and focus our time and effort on what’s important.
As we think of those who have lost loved ones or are fighting their own battles, let’s think of them with love, kindness, compassion, respect and generosity. Let’s live our lives like that.