Thursday, May 23, 2013

Death, dying, & living

I once read a passage that, at the time, I did not really agree with.

Maybe that's not the right phrase.

at the time...
I didn't want to consider.

It reads...
A wise person thinks a lot about death, while a fool thinks only about having a good time. Ecclesiastes 7:4 NLT

WHAT!!! Who wants to think about THAT!

I would much rather think about having a good time.

But over the past few years, I haven't been able to shake. those. words...
A wise person thinks a lot about death...

Just the other day, my wife and I went to a funeral.  The father of our friend had past away.  Sitting there, listening to the stories of his life and how he lived, made me think and evaluate my own life?

Also, a couple weeks ago, my neighbor informed me that one of my high school classmates died. I'm not sure if I should share anymore than that out of respect to the family.  But I will say that his life ended too soon.

Life is short.

Life is unpredictable.

It has a way of feeling slow at times, but then all of a sudden you look back and years have past you by.

Life is confusing.


Life is precious.

One thing that I do not want happening in my life is regret.  I don't want to regret not spending time with people that I love.  I don't want to regret not taking a chance.  I don't want to regret not telling the people that I love...that I love them.

I guess the lesson for me in this is that in thinking about death it helps me to focus on what is important.  It helps me to see that my time is limited...that my time is short...and as much as possible) to take advantage of every moment I am given.

You may or may not have heard of Zach Sobiech.  
I just heard of him today.  
Here is his story...
he chose to live.
(fyi: it's 20min long...but it's worth it)

OK. Now let's go and live.

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Jack Black...WEATHER MAN

I think I might stay tuned for the weather report more often if he was my weather guy.

How 'bout you?

Thursday, May 9, 2013

For the graduates (...and for those who have already graduated)

I saw this today and I thought there were some good ideas here.

Don't get caught up in the "rat race".  Choose to be free.