So much has happened in the world, and in my personal life to keep this phrase pounding in my brain. It all started with the sudden death of a classmate from High School. 39 is so young for someone so vibrant to leave This Life… perhaps he had more important business on another plane, but he will be missed here.
The next morning we all learned of the devastation in Japan…and that has been an ongoing saga ever since. It seems that they got the destruction trifecta: 8.9 Earthquake, Tsunami & a Nuclear Crisis. Any one of these would be enough to leave the country scrambling, but all three is still difficult to fathom for those of us who aren’t actually there. I feel the pain though, an entire nation crying out…my heart hurts for them.
If you’re looking for ways to help, there are many options, but there are two that are near and dear to my heart.
1.) Sacred Mists Shoppe: Light a Sacred Flame – 100% of profits of the sale of this candle go to the Red Cross
2.) Isle of Enchantments: Sunrise Heart Pendant for Japan – $5 from each Sunrise Heart pendant sold goes to the Red Cross Japan Earthquake & Pacific Tsunami Fund.
As if these events weren’t enough, I learned that my Dad is going to have to have his thumb amputated due to cancer…A close friend had to deal with the death of his beloved Aunt, and we just discovered that my husband’s Dad not only has to have his gall bladder out, but they have found tumors on his kidney & liver.
And now, we’re bombing Libya…
So with all of this misery, pain and destruction in the world, what are we to do?? Sieze the Day.
If you are not living your dream, it is time to start. If you’ve always wanted to do This, That or The Other, do it. Try new things. Help the less fortunate. Use your imagination to change the world…Imagine Peace.
We don’t know how long we are here for, we need to pay attention and embrace Life!
Ferris Bueller said it best: Life moves pretty fast. If you don’t stop to look around once in a while you could miss it.
So I say to you: Don’t miss it. Seize the Day…and make your life extraordinary.