Thursday, July 20, 2006
The clock is ticking....
The weird thing is... it's ticking for all of us. We read and write daily messages about mom being sick and the sad comments discuss how unfair it is that she was diagnosed with lung cancer. I thought a lot about that today. I have come to the conclusion that I need to change the way I view this situation. My mom is lucky. She has an opportunity to say everything she has ever wanted to say to people. Pick up the newspaper and read about the head-on collision that killed 3 people, or the fire that took the life of an entire family. Those people are the ones to be sad for. They never knew it was coming. They never had a chance to say goodbye, or tell the people they love just how much they were appreciated.
Life is unfair sometimes and that's what makes this game of life so interesting. Life is a game.... I truly believe that. Just like any other game... we occassionally have an opportunity to impact it in a positive way.... sometimes we are not that lucky. In some games, things happen around you that you have absolutely no control over. You may be forced to sit back, watch, and just wait for the inevitable to happen. That's just the way it goes sometimes. Sure, mom is unlucky on some level but she is very lucky on another. She is saying the things to people in her life that you and I are not. We say things like, "life is short", "Don't take things for granted", "Live like you were dying", etc., but how many of us actually do that? Even now, being reminded of the value of life, I still take far too many things for granted.
Life is just about making it thru one day at a time and mom was just as successful at accomplishing that goal today as you and I. In theory, her life will be cut shorter than we all hoped... but in reality, we could all be in the same boat. Tomorrow is never promised. Make the most of today.
Life is a game.
Your clock is ticking.
What are you doing about it?
Posted by Doreen at 10:38 PM