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Make today special…Live like there is no tomorrow!

Make today special, live like there is no tomorrow.  Actually, Tim McGraw says it best in his song “Live Like You Were Dying”… If that were the case, which in fact it is…every day that we live is one day closer to dying.  Why not LIVE…with no regrets. 

I recently met a woman whose husband died unexpectedly.  She is filled with regrets. 

She said “Had I only known… I would have waited on him hand and foot.  I would have made his last days special.”  “He had so many plans… barn conversions, riverboat trips, new product development.”  It all sounded wonderful and exciting.  As I listened to her talk…she was so in love, so enamored with her husband, so hopeful for…all that he had planned.  I did my best…as much as a complete stranger can do in a moment like that…I recounted back to her all of the exciting things that they had done and reminded her that her husband had lived a full and rewarding life.  It seemed to me, a complete stranger, that he had done it all! 

None of us are guaranteed tomorrow…no matter the plans we make, we do not know when our time here on this earth will be done.

Her words struck me like lightening…how many plans do I have?  When am I going to get around to IT!? Does my family really know how much I love them?  Should tomorrow be their last would I have regrets?…Yes! 

Today I have regrets but things do not have to stay this way.  I can make a change!  I can begin to live my life-like today is THE DAY!  Make today special…for my husband and son.  Make today special for my Mom and Dad and my Sisters.  Make today special for my Friends.  Make that phone call, send that hand written note, write a kind word on someones Facebook page.  Just do it…make today special…live like there is no tomorrow!

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a.n.t.i.c.i.p.a.t.i.o.n…..of things hoped for but unseen

 Frozen Fountain and Palm Trees…whats next…S.N.O.W.?

Will it or won’t it…S.N.O.W. …@ my house?!

 While the rest of the country is trying to dig out from Snowmegeddon, I am anxiously awaiting the arrival of what will amount to a few snow flurries and maybe an inch of accumulated snow. 

If it happens…I mean the snow…it will be the third year in a row that Houston has been lightly dusted by the white stuff.

What is it about the possibility of snow that causes an entire city to become giddy…

The weather man is almost beside himself…SNOWWATCH2011!!! 

I have been watching the animated weather map on my iPhone.  Although I can see the wintry mix approaching on the screen I am beginning to doubt the predictions.  Even though the weather people have said that the snow will not arrive until well into the night I am expecting it to be falling from the sky each time I look out the window. 

 

#1 Why am I looking for the snow at 2pm when I have been clearly told it will be 2am?

#2 Why am I doubting that it will happen when I can actually see it on the radar screen? 

#3  Why did I buy groceries like I am going to be snowed in like so many others across the country?

It’s the…. a.n.t.i.c.i.p.a.t.i.o.n. of what is to come. 

How different would life be if we anticipated every single day with such excitement?  If  every time we looked out the window we were expecting something as beautiful and serene as falling snow.  What would it be like to catch ourselves smiling for no apparent reason?  What if we welcomed each day with a heart filled with joy and laughter?  What would it life be like? 

Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

photos taken from Facebook postings and abc13 Houston weather pics submitted by viewers 

 

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