Life changes in the blink of an eye. I was reminded of this these past couple of weeks. First, I had the honor and privilege to spend the past weekend with my friend Susan who is a cancer survivor. Second, my husband’s sister suffered a stroke. Third, I’m reading the book “Even Silence Has An End” by Ingrid Betancourt who was abducted and held captive for 6 1/2 yrs. in the jungle while on a peace mission in Colombia.
All of their lives changed in the blink of an eye, never to be the same again. What a wake up call for me. How many little, small, insignificant things am I spending my time worrying about? How am I choosing to spend every moment of every day? What am I choosing to spend my energy on? Who am I choosing to share my time with? What am I willing to change?
As I begin to answer these questions, I realize there are some things I’m choosing to release and shift. It’s time to live every moment consciously, compassionately, passionately and pleasurably. Not always easy to do, but I’m willing to give it a try. We never know when our lives might change in the blink of an eye.