January 13th, 2011


On living...

With lkmadigan's sad news yesterday, on top of the sadness from last weekend, I'm reminded that everything can change in an instant. We go along our days, falling into a familiar rhythm, and it's easy to forget that change is also a constant in life.

Some changes are harder than others, of course -- it's hard to say good-bye to those we love (whether we've met in person or not). It's hard to see people suffer and grieve. And it reminds me again on this Thankful Thursday, that I want to learn to live each moment as a celebration of life (or at least an acceptance, when dealing with those moments which are too hard for me to celebrate). I don't know when this journey will end and the next adventure will begin. As with so many other aspects of life, I can only control my responses (and sometimes not even those, I suppose), my reactions, my own living.

So for today, I'm going to live...whether moments which come along are the accepting kind or the celebrating kind, today I want to be fully involved in my journey.

Many blessings to you, my friends -- peace for the 'accepting' moments and joy for the celebratory. May grace follow your journey today.