Portion from an email I received…
As we grow up, we learn that even the one person that wasn’t supposed to ever let you down probably will. You will have your heart broken probably more than once and it’s harder every time. You’ll break hearts too, so remember how it felt when yours was broken. You’ll fight with your best friend. You’ll blame a new love for things an old one did. You’ll cry because time is passing too fast, and you’ll eventually lose someone you love. So take too many pictures, laugh too much, and love like you’ve never been hurt because every sixty seconds you spend upset is a minute of happiness you’ll never get back.
(3) Moreover [let us also be full of joy now!] let us exult and triumph in our troubles and rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that pressure and affliction and hardship produce patient and unswerving endurance. (4) And endurance (fortitude) develops maturity of character (approved faith and tried integrity). And character [of this sort] produces [the habit of] joyful and confident hope of eternal salvation. (5) Such hope never disappoints or deludes or shames us, for God’s love has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us.
The life lesson:
This is not a dress-rehearsal, IT IS YOUR LIFE…
In your life things will come and go. These include emotions like happiness, joy, sad, lonely, disappointment and overwhelming gratefulness.
There will be circumstances that affect you; rich, poor, good job, bad job, good relationship and yes, bad ones too.
People will enter and leave, make you love and make you cry…
This is stuff we all know – we seem to need the occasional reminder.
So what should we learn from this reminder?
Life is a delicate gift – unwrap the PRESENT
Cry like a sad drunk, laugh like a lunatic, but above all EXPERIENCE every moment that is granted.
Be the person that would have made your grandmother proud and your mother glow…
Don’t be afraid that your life will end, be afraid that it will never begin.