If tomorrow never comes

When I look at this imagine it fills me with hope. It’s powerful yet calming. It reminds me to acknowledge all the things I accomplished today, hope for tomorrow and the new adventures it may bring . It reminds me to rest –  my mind and my heart. Most importantly, it reminds me of the greatest artist: our creator. How perfect is His creation and how blessed are we to get to live such beauty?

Tomorrow is not promised to any of us right? Accidents and tragedies happen, we may get sick and die. But what are we doing to show our gratitude for the life we have today? Do we take time to love the ones we’d be completely broken over if we lost them? Are we really living or just existing?

Most of us are obligated to work each day.  My suggestion is to make the best of it.  Why not enjoy what you have to spend time doing? Even if it’s not pleasant do something to make it enjoyable – listening to music uplifts my mood.  Some of us have more free time to use leisurely.  What are you doing with those precious moments?  Please don’t waste it doing nothing, unless of course you’re blissfully content with doing nothing.  If not, use that time to learn something new, to help another in need, to finish that long put-off project…

I plan to take several trips, visit family and friends, learn to sew a button, read nightly, continue to write, continue to develop.

If tomorrow never comes, I want my today to count.  I want today to be the best day I lived.

With that I leave you the song by Garth Brooks, I think it sums up a lot:

Sometimes late at night
I lie awake and watch her sleeping
She’s lost in peaceful dreams
So I turn out the lights and lay there in the dark
And the thought crosses my mind
If I never wake up in the morning
Would she ever doubt the way I feel
About her in my heart
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say
‘Cause I’ve lost loved ones in my life
Who never knew how much I loved them
Now I live with the regret
That my true feelings for them never were revealed
So I made a promise to myself
To say each day how much she means to me
And avoid that circumstance
Where there’s no second chance to tell her how I feel
If tomorrow never comes
Will she know how much I loved her
Did I try in every way to show her every day
That she’s my only one
And if my time on earth were through
And she must face this world without me
Is the love I gave her in the past
Gonna be enough to last
If tomorrow never comes
So tell that someone that you love
Just what you’re thinking of
If tomorrow never comes

 

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Hope is an anchor for the soul

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I was thinking of hope today.  I turned on the radio and the first announcement? Another celebrity suicide. The despair and hopelessness someone must feel to convince themselves the only way out is to take their own lives must be deep.  It’s beyond sad and makes me wonder: are we taking time to care for our souls?  Do we make time to care for one another? I absolutely believe in being my brother’s keeper.

An anchor is a device used to connect a vessel to the bed of a body of water to prevent the craft from drifting due to wind or current.  So trials we face in life are like winds and currents- they come and go; some are more intense and ferocious  than others. Having hope helps us to face these trials with full confidence that we will overcome.  Hope is our anchor.  Hope is believing that better times are ahead.  Hope is believing we will come out victorious from a trial as we will learn, grow, and mature.  Hope is having a certain expectation and believing that it will come to be.  Hope keeps us stable.  Hope gives us the will and the courage to endure- keep going.  In the meantime, as we’re facing the trial, we don’t give up; we work through it and keep living.  We remain positive and grateful; we don’t give in to hopelessness.  We do what we can to alleviate the problem- maybe seeking professional help- and we come to terms with the trial, and accept what we can’t change.  We may need to make adjustments.  But as we do, we keep our heads high, remain prayerful and grateful.  Still remembering to count our blessings.

“lift up your eyes to heaven and see.  Who has created these things?”  Meditating on life’s wonders will keep us amazed and inspired.  We’ve been blessed with a magnificent universe, a wondrous planet, and an amazing life.

Keep living

Keep learning

Remain hopeful

Look after your neighbor

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