Something to Think About
May 10, 2017 10:19am CST
"It's not the years of your life but the life in your years that count." - Adlai E. Stevenson. When you are in your teens, you don't even consider your 30's, 40's, 50's or more. In your mind, someone in their 30's is an old fart. You have no clue that life can be cut short by an incident, whether in your control or not. Every day should be considered a special day; whether that includes family, work, play or friends. That's not to say that you should be fearful and let that fear override your endeavors or goals. Remember the saying, "Here today, gone tomorrow?" It applies to each and every one of us regardless of our age. So take into account the quote by Stevenson and make every day count. "If you see someone without a smile, give them yours." - Marlys Wohlenhous. Murdered at age 18 in 1979.
18 people like this
• Lakewood, Colorado
I treasure your words here Nanette for they are precious and so right. Why are we here and if we do not know, at least make the most of it, all we can. Just looked up about that beautiful girl that was murdered so brutally. So sad.
• Fairfield, Texas
And it's even scarier in today's world @TiarasOceanView . Who knows what that girl could have accomplished in her life. And that sick SOB had absolutely no remorse whatsoever. When I open my eyes in the morning and my feet touch the floor, I am grateful for another day.
• Fairfield, Texas
You got that right. @Corbin5 . Had to go to the store. Checked the weather radar; clear. Got in the car; started raining. Got to the store. Quit raining. Got in the car to go home; started raining. Got home; stopped raining. The Plus????? My car got washed and I didn't turn into a prune.
• Waltham, Massachusetts
I agree with what you say and it is important to think about and follow. We do need to make the most out of our lives because we don't know how much time we have and we need to be grateful and pass on a positive attitude. Every day is a gift with each precious moment. We have to remember these things.
Well said. Many times I have been classified as being "old before my time" - just because from my teenage years I have always looked ahead . I realized that youth would not last forever - and also that we can be called to leave this world - anytime.