If recent years have taught us anything, it is the threat of losing someone we love in an instant is ever-present. From school shootings to Covid-19, our safety is not guaranteed.
We send our children to school with a hug, kiss, and “Have a nice day, I love you …” not knowing if they will return home that evening with the way the world is today.
Fear struck upon learning of the Covid-19 virus, we scurry off to the nearest pharmacy for a vaccine, then another, and another. We are seeking guaranteed protection from this virus. Yet, many still fall ill.
Then there are those set against the vaccine altogether for fear of what it will do to the human race. Others speak of population control via the vaccine, and those who took it pray this isn’t the end result.
Even meeting people on the internet carries a certain threat as we spoke about here a few days ago. However, the greatest “takeaway” message here is NOT to live in fear. Be aware, be informed, and take action, yes! All of those! But don’t live in fear.
Instead, make memories!
Share laughter, even heartache, and pain, with people you KNOW love you and have your best interest in their hearts.
Don’t be afraid to put yourself out there for fear of being turned away or pushed aside. Sometimes, you have to take risks for the most beautiful things to occur in life! Had I allowed myself to stay sheltered, I would not have met the wonderful people I have in my life right now! Truly, I would have missed out on lifetime friendships and the most precious memories we made together!
Take the pictures, participate in the silliness, and throw your head back in the biggest belly laugh possible.
Find YOUR people!
Putting yourself out there carries some risks, yes, but ahhh, the beautiful memories we would have missed if we hadn’t. I’m satisfied with the choices I made and the results in a billion memories and more to reflect back on, with more yet to be made!