Jul 9, 2011

You never know what the day holds

Reading the news last night made me incredibly sad. I read about the father that had brought his son to a game, then tried to catch a foul ball that was thrown up to the stand. You can read one of the articles by clicking here.

The amazing thing is the father was conscious after he fell. His first worry was about his son who was still in the stands. This man was hurt, fatally, but he didn't worry about himself, he worried first about his son.

I sit here imagining the joy the man felt sitting at the game with his son. Then the joy he felt as the foul ball was tossed up at him. No one in that family ever imagined it would be his last day. I am thankful that the little boy will realize that he had a father that loved spending time with him.

My husband and son spending time together
Whenever I read about a tragedy like the one above, it makes me realize that we never know what is going to happen by the end of the day. It makes me think, "Is it worth getting upset at my son?" or "Is it worth yelling at my husband?"

Each day can be full of such joy. I don't have a lot of money most of the time, but I still try to do enjoyable things. I watch sports with my son, play computer games or card games, and go on little road trips when I want. There should be some joy in this life.

We all hear about the people who saved a lot of money for retirement, but never went on trips. They die before they ever get to spend any of the savings. I understand that people need to have savings, but at the same time, people have to enjoy life too.


We hear about the man and woman who were fighting in the morning and by the end of the day one of them is no longer alive. Arguments are part of life too. I just hope that each person always knows how important they are, even if there is an argument. Tell the people you love that you love them. Don't let a small drift turn into something unforgivable.

I hope that when my time comes to not be here, that I have told everyone I love that I love them. I hope that they will know. I hope that I haven't left any arguments unsettled... meaning that I have apologized and let the person know that I was sorry. It isn't so much for me when I die, but I don't want anyone feeling the "I could have or should have" when I die.  I don't want anyone to have any regrets about how they treated me.... I have had a good life with my friends and family.  I love the fact that there aren't any unresolved arguments.  We always kiss and hug when we are leaving, even if we will be seeing each other the next day.  People can never have too much love or attention.

When you read about someone dying unexpectedly, does it make you realize how short life is? Does it make you want to make every day better? Do you want to apologize to people or forgive them?

If you agree that we should live each day to the fullest, or you agree with this message, will you share it? I hope this message will help at least one person.





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