Feeling a little yuck this evening. I just can’t get warm, my back hurts, and the throat has been a bit scratchy. A couple of acetaminophen and I will have this tired body off to bed soon. Of course, I can’t shut the computer down without talking to you first.
Ted and I just got word that the father of a friend of ours died suddenly this evening. So sad for everyone. It happened without warning. Ted commented, “Well, that’s the way to go. I wouldn’t want to take a long time to die.” I replied, “We all start down the path to our death from the moment we are born.” He had to agree. Just yesterday, another family in our church lost an elderly father who had been sick and in hospice for quite some time. I guess that’s not the way Ted wants to go. The difference is that in the first instance, a person you love suddenly leaves without any chance to resolve differences, say I’m sorry, or say I love you. The person in hospice hopefully had the chance to say everything that needed to be said.
I have to thank Tim McGraw, for he said it best in his song, “Live like you were dying”. Only God knows when our time is up and when He will call us home. In the meantime, we must live each day as if it were our last.
How lucky that tomorrow is Valentine’s Day! Now I am not a proponent of holidays that are created and exist for marketing reasons. But, what a perfect day to recognize all the people you love! Not just spouses or significant others. You know there are people in your life who are a blessing. Thank God for them and tell them you love ‘em!
And here’s Tim McGraw in case you need to hear that song again!