And now the dust is slowly settling down and we are back to our normal lives. Or trying to. Many thoughts have come to my mind throughout these past events. This particular and final episode in the life of my brother was mercifully short. This is where you get to understand how God truly is a God of mercy and love.
As I sit alone by myself I began to gather these thoughts and sorting them out to make some sense of it or discern lessons where there might be. Stuff which I've heard long ago through my Mom. And here it is again as a gentle nudge lest it be forgotten. Useful in our everyday lives I'm sure. Here they are as written by the heart......
-- life is short so don't waste time on foolishness and non-essential things. It's not a forever thing. Remember, life is a candle in the hands of the Divine.
-- laugh when the moment asks you to; in fact, have many such moments of laughter and joy. Live.. love.. laugh!
-- tell someone you love.. 'I love you' ..a thousand times each day. Say it... say it... SAY it!!!
-- treasure your FAMILY no matter their imperfections. Only a family will and can stand by you through thick and thin.
-- speak.. talk..communicate; people are not mind readers.
-- know when a moment comes whether it is your moment or not. Sometimes the event is not at all about you no matter how it may seem to be... but of someone else or of someone you love. Respond properly and accordingly.
-- Don't make room for half-hearted choices or decisions. Clarity avoids confusion or distress.
-- when God asks you to grow -- that's what you should do... GROW.
-- believe in the power of PRAYER.
-- seek and see blessings with a prayerful and grateful heart.
-- pay kindness forward. Just do it!
-- see life in its huge tapestry and not just a small thread of it. Appreciate your little corner of it and also being an integral part of the whole. Respect others who are there too.
-- God never fails. God is hope.
..... and many more.
Blessings to everyone! Have a happy week.