We’re now on day eight of the 31 day challenge for October. Instead of writing on a series for 31 days straight, I decided to take the easy way out and go with the prompt words to get me thinking. My posts seem to be all over the place right now, but I write on what comes to mind with each word. So actually, it ends up perfectly in line the way it’s supposed to be. There are no rules here, and there are no limitations – only those I place on myself.
The truth is that I’ve been slacking with writing on this blog. I lacked motivation or a desire to get on here and write. I wondered if it mattered any more what I had to say. Then I was reminded when my website statistic information was delivered at the beginning of the month that I do still have people visiting and following the blog. So, I needed to get back with it and write more often. Not because I have all of this wisdom to impart but because I still use it as a form of therapy. Also, if something I write helps just one person to know they are not alone in this great big ole world, then it is all worth it. The reality is there are days I may write and just pour my heart out and will only have an audience of One … but He is the most important one anyway, so that is all that truly matters.
Life can be so overwhelming at times. But it’s still beautiful. We can get bogged down in our daily tasks that we forget to appreciate everything and everyone around us.
Don’t take your loved ones for granted for there are those who are just saying goodbye to theirs at this moment in time. They won’t get another moment to stare at their phones in their loved one’s presence. There won’t be any more time left to say what they have on their hearts that needs to come out, yet their pride won’t allow it. Those times are gone as their loved ones slip from this world and into their Heavenly Home. I’m reminded of this daily due to my line of work. I’ve even had people say that I must have the worst job ever. I beg to differ for I get to assist families in their time of need. It is not always an easy thing to comfort those who grace the doors of our funeral home, but we take our job seriously and are there to serve the family in whatever capacity is needed. We meet them right where they are, deep in their grief sobbing uncontrollably or accepting with silence the finality of it all. I get to help on both the front end with the families at times as well as creating a monument or marker for their loved ones; the last gift they can give to them this side of Heaven. I’ve sat with many people who sob deep, heart wrenching sobs as they take this final step. It’s never an easy thing, but we take the time to create a tribute to help each time they visit the graveside.
Time goes by so fast. It seems to go even faster as we grow older. Find time in your busy day to appreciate your loved ones and just be with them. The truth is that nothing else matters in this life – not money, a big house, fancy cars, etc. Nothing matters but the time you spend with those you love. For when your time comes to leave this world, it isn’t the material possessions your loved ones will long for or reminisce about. Leave a legacy behind and memories that will carry them through the roughest times they will face without you.