Saturday, September 17, 2011

"Today" by Jill Saur

I don't normally do this, but I'm going to get a bit more personal here today.  I've been thinking about a post that a friend of mine shared on Facebook yesterday.  His name is Chuck.  You see, Chuck has Lou Gehrig's disease, otherwise known as A.L.S.  He's been battling this for a number of years now, and he is an inspiration to all who know him.  

Tree Branch by Jill Saur

The following quote is from Chucks post yesterday:   

"Thank God It's Today". We can never say, thank God it's tomorrow, or thank God it's yesterday. We cannot experience God's grace for tomorrow, today; but we don't need to. We don't know what a day may bring forth. Live in today and seek God's best (Matthew 6:33-34).

This is normally a difficult time of the year for me.  It marks the anniversary of my mother passing away.  Her death was very painful for me to watch, leaving scars that I thought would never heal.  When I read what Chuck wrote yesterday, it changed the way I am choosing to see September.  This doesn't mean I will forget my mother or her passing.  It means I will not live there in my mind and emotions, when I have today to fully embrace.  Today is a gift.  It's what I have now.  It feels so wonderful to simply say, "Thank God it's today"!   

The tree branch (above) doesn't live in yesterdays storms.  It  doesn't live in tomorrows blue skies or rainy days.  It lives in todays fresh breezes that rustle its leaves, providing a melody for those who will listen.  I'm listening......

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