Sunday, October 22, 2017

Sunday Ponders - Life is in constant change

To ponder: 

to consider something deeply and thoroughly; 
to meditate; 
to weigh carefully in the mind; 
to reflect on; 
to turn over in one's mind. 

We all know the phrase 
"Life can change in an instant".  
I was reminded this past week of how precious life is and how
one moment in one day can change everything.

A week ago our dear friend suddenly got a headache.
Today he is recuperating from brain surgery. He is blessed with a loving and caring wife and family surrounding him with encouragement.

A neighbor recently lost her husband to cancer.  His cancer was so aggressive, they only had a week to say goodbye. She is struggling to find a new life without her best friend.

We have a new baby in our family, he is healthy, happy and full of smiles, and Momma is doing great. He is a beautiful baby, born into a happy and secure home. His life is just beginning.

Last week we celebrated a Sweet 16 birthday with a big family gathering. A wonderful day full of laughter, hugs and family photos. Birthday girl's smile brightened the sky as she was given the keys to her new car.  Her life is changing, she is growing up.

Life is in constant change.

Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
There is a time for everything, and a season for activity under heaven.
A time to be born and a time to die, a time to plant and a time to uproot,
a time to kill and a time to heal,
a time to tear down and a time to build,
a time to weep and a time to laugh,
a time to mourn and a time to dance,
a time to scatter stones and a time to gather them,
a time to embrace and a time to refrain,
a time to search and a time to give up,
a time to keep and a time to throw away,
a time to tear and a time to mend,
a time to be silent and a time to speak,
a time to love and a time to hate,
a time for war and a time for peace.

Feeling blessed has a new meaning to me today. I have always felt grateful for each and every day that I breathe. Life is a gift and when you get to be in your senior years or as some call it the fall or winter season of life, every day is a gift.  The memories are like gold, each one so precious.  Those lines on my face are pleasant reminders of my strength and happiness. The scars on my body are signs that God still has plans for me.

Today I feel especially grateful.

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  1. love your view from your coffee cup... and every word you said here I agree with 100 percent... especially the change in an, love, laugh is important... about 2 years ago, one of our dear bloggers went for a morning drive to take photos with her husband. they were in a deadly head on crash and both died at the scene. we were all in shock and I still am. one instant and gone. and that is not to say fear what canhappen, but to live while we can

  2. Such a touching post, and I can relate to so much of it personally.

    We must enjoy every moment God gives us. Laugh and dance in the fun times, and hold to our faith and trust in the hard times.

    Thanks for sharing. Love your cup. My dearest's favorite mug says TRUST.


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