Thursday, August 2, 2012
The Human Coin
Today I find myself hugging my children a little more, sneaking a few extra kisses, holding my husband a little closer and a little tighter, saying "I Love You" even more. Today I find myself taking a few moments out of a busy schedule to talk with a friend, to smile and wave at a stranger, to enjoy the sunrise. Today is a day that makes joy sweeter because we have experienced sorrow.
Yesterday my day was touched by death both at the start and at the end. Both individuals left this life suddenly and too soon by earth standards. My heart and prayers are with their families. My faith that life is eternal and that we will be reunited one with another sustains me when faced with the question why. I was taught that there must needs be opposition in all things; that we would not know joy if we did not also know misery. That we would not know good if there was no sin.
Today I am blessed to have seen the good in others and to remember the joy those who have left us brought.
I love this quote:
“The days of our lives, for all of us, are numbered...We know that. And yes, there are certainly times when we aren't able to muster as much strength and patience as we would like. It's called being human. But I have found that in the simple act of living with hope, and in the daily effort to have a positive impact in the world, the days I do have are made all the more meaningful and precious. And for that I am grateful.”
― Elizabeth Edwards
Today I acknowledge the sadness so that I can also know joy.