“In the end, nothing we do or say in this lifetime
will matter as much as the way we have loved one another.”
Daphne Rose Kingma
It is so easy to get caught up in worry about things that do not matter a month from now. We let the big picture of life get squashed by the present worry of next month or week or even tomorrow.
I have a front row seat in this ongoing episode. I think this “worry worm” gets bigger and fatter as I think about getting older, possibly sick or infirm. And perhaps even worse that bad things may happen to loved ones.
This is where before I would think if I just stuffed enough prayer into my “God” account things would work out okay.
I’m not on that road trip today. God is not an “insurance premium” that needs to be paid to get into heaven. Not sure that I really felt that way one hundred per cent but I do think there was an element of it in my deep, down buried thinking of yesterday.
Of course the reverse also works for me. If I have something I am looking forward to – my whole world brightens up. It can be something as little as a good book to read, a meal that’s cooking or letting the cat out (I do this a lot).
The gift of hope – the expectation of something wonderful going to fill our tomorrow is a total life lifter for this moment. This moment that we are living, breathing and walking in right now. That is the essence perhaps of believing in heaven, in a life hereafter that carries us up and over a depressing present reality.
I’m not sure right now if I believe in heaven. Maybe yes. Maybe no. I’m not filled with the sense that it is a total given anymore. I hope there is. I certainly want there to be. But the bottom line is that it is this moment I need to fill with love, hope, goodness, laughter and appreciation.
This moment is the step that leads to eternity.
Today’s Three Sunshine (Gratitude) Moments:
1. Slow but steady progress on book.
2. Rereading my old journals from last several years.
3. A baked potato and meatloaf for dinner. I better get helping Jon in the kitchen!
Sunshine Pinterest Picture of the Day
My sister, Barb loves foxes. I am always on the lookout in Pinterest for cute pics to share with her. This one is darling.
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