Thursday, May 03, 2007

Thinking things over

Sometimes I read something that really makes me reconsider everything in my life. I really think about everything, and not in a 'what are we doing this weekend?," kind of way, but rather, a "Is there more I can do?" kind of introspection. I dissect my attitude, my family, how I spend my free time. I question whether I spend enough time with my kids, too much time at work, not enough time just being. Am I living my life to the absolute fullest I can possibly live it at this point in my existence?

Heather's story really brought out the contemplative in me. I cried as I read. I felt sympathy and fear for this women I don't know and probably will never meet. I amazed at the people, the complete strangers, who have reached out to hold her hand and offer their shoulders and their strength.

In reading her story I challenge myself to slow down a bit and really be grateful and thankful for the things I do have in my life. For my family and my health. For everything I often breeze by because it's always there, just waiting, not noticed, not recognized. I don't want a crisis in my life to make me be thankful for my kids, my family, my health. I want to appreciate them all now and have no regrets later.

1 comment:

Lisa said...

Wow. I read that blog and can see why you cried!

It does make a person appreciative of everything, doesn't it.