Is your life hectic – a day to day compilation of so many things life throws at you? Do you often feel like there simply aren’t enough hours in any given day? Yes, me too! You’re certainly not alone. What I’d like to do here today is challenge how you handle this situation in your own life.
I’d like to encourage (more like implore) you to slow down. Learn to take joy in things again. Make the most of however many moments you’re given. Take time to just enjoy life. No matter what your story is, or what journey you’re walking, take the time to find the good. Celebrate it. Make it last. Treasure the memory.
To those of you new to my blog, welcome. Please allow me to share a little bit about my story, and why this is so heavy on my heart.
My four year old daughter is currently fighting a rare and aggressive cancer. We honestly do not know what the future holds, though we proclaim by faith that she is healed and is (and remains) completely cancer free. She had a brain tumor surgically removed, and has had six weeks of daily radiation therapy and will be starting chemo this week. I do not share that with you to beg for sympathy, but instead to share my thoughts – and the validity of why I’m saying what I do.
Having a critically ill child has had quite an impact on our family. It hasn’t all been negative though. Please don’t think that I’m saying I’m happy with a brain tumor/cancer diagnosis with my child. Far from it. However, I have been able to take a step back and realize that good can be found in the midst of any storm, this included.
What I’d further like to share are my convicting thoughts here. It shouldn’t take something of this magnitude to make you (collective you, with myself in mind) appreciate life. It shouldn’t take a bald little girl with a smile that melts your heart to make you realize just how precious life truly is. Take time to enjoy life, and don’t allow yourself to become so busy that you don’t enjoy life. Let those who you love know it. Tell them. Hug them. Spend time with them as you’re able. Make time. Love like tomorrow won’t come. Have fun. Be you and allow others to be themselves. Be authentic.
If you take nothing else away from my words here today, take this thought with you: life is precious. Make the most of it. You never truly know when tomorrow may not come. Live life.