Thursday, August 20, 2015

No Guarantees

None of us is promised tomorrow. That's a somewhat cliche, albeit true statement that isn't necessarily pleasant to ponder. The darkness of the thought doesn't stop it from being accurate however. Lately there have been far too many reminders of the brevity of life. I’ve watched as unexpected grief has crashed down over families and friends. I’ve even been knocked off my own rhythm by the surprise of death.

There are no easy answers to the grief we endure or the unanswered questions we will have. No matter how we might try to prepare we won’t be completely ready for death when it impacts us. We can make the most of the opportunities in front of us however. We can choose to care deeply for people in our lives and let them know it regularly. Without a guarantee of tomorrow we have to live today the best way we know how.

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