Our only guarantee is our next breath. Anything beyond that is not a given. Life can change fast. The phone could ring, a knock on the door, a heart attack, an earthquake, a tsunami, anything. Or it could amazing…the love of my life could be the one knocking, the phone call could be a grandchild on the way, maybe win the lottery, a longed for promotion, again anything. But life would change. So here is what we have, right now, this moment. And how we spend is what makes up our life.
This is not intended to give the impression that we should live each moment in terror, fear or anticipation of what could happen next. Its more to awaken ourselves to all the possibilities and very preciousness of our days. Each time I see you could be my last, how do I want to leave that? What things am I leaving unsaid? What am I taking for granted? Your friendship, your love, the blue sky, my next breath?
I know I cannot live without some semblance of security and comfortableness. To live at such a high level of intensity would defeat the very pieces of my life I find comforting, relaxing and joyful. But what I can do is recognize everything is fluid, everything will change and appreciate the moments I am given. I can spend these moments in love, grace, humility, and gratefulness. If I can let those features fill my moments then I will have lived a blessed life.
Inhale, exhale and live in joy…………..