How do you view life? I had to laugh at the cartoon. Want to throw in the towel? Did you make grand New Year's resolutions only to have the drudge of daily routine now weighting you down? Waiting for the kids to be potty trained...waiting for the kids to go to school...waiting for retirement or the new job position...waiting for...you get the picture. We live in the waiting mode to hoping to finally get on with life.
I was given a new perspective of viewing life through a recent book I read: "The Last Lecture." The author, Randy Pausch, wrote the book as he was dying of cancer and only had three months to live. A morbid book? No! This man knew how to love and live life. He viewed life with zeal and savored not just the day but live the moment. He made the comment, “Complaining does not work as a strategy. We all have finite time and energy. Any time we spend whining is unlikely to help us achieve our goals. And it won’t make us happier.” He definitely had lots to complain about but didn’t!
He didn't look at his life as cut short but that he had accomplished so much in his 46 years. Yes, he wished he had more time but focused instead on the dreams and goals already done. Enjoying life for the moment.
So what are things I can enjoy for the moment as did? I can enjoy the beautiful, open blue skies of today; the sunset that paints a new picture every day; the slobbery kisses from my grandkids; the phone call from a friend who just called to say 'hi.' I can embrace the hard lessons too that are letting me lean more on Jesus and His grace to carry me through. The key is to count the blessings that are small, great and the hard things of life to be seen as a blessing. Life changes when you are counting.
This is a must read book, "The Last Lecture" by Randy Pausch! You can actually hear "The Last Lecture" live. Here is the link:
I have more to say about routines...daily drudge and perhaps a new resolution to make for the 2013 year! :) Stay tune to Paula's Bread social media.