January 18, 2014

It's A Good Day To Be Alive

Enjoy life now.

When you think about all the things that can go wrong in life, it seems somewhat miraculous to wake up in the morning and be well. It makes me want to swing my legs out of bed, clap my hands, and say, " It's a good day to be alive".

In the past few days I have heard several examples highlighting the fragility of life. One friend is comforting a loved one who is dying from H1N1 flu, while another friend had a walking wipe out and broke his leg in three places.

“I like living. I have sometimes been wildly, despairingly, acutely miserable, racked with sorrow; but through it all I still know quite certainly that just to be alive is a grand thing.”
- Agatha Christie

I think it was Buddha that said something like, "there are many things that work against life, and very few that support it." Danger lurks everywhere, and yet against all odds we still prevail.

To be alive and well is a precious thing. We should avoid squandering our gift of wellness while we have it. We have to enjoy these precious moments now and not after the kids are gone, or after we retire, or after we have everything we want.

Life is dangerous and short. We don't know what tomorrow will bring.

Enjoy the richness of life now. It is a good day to be alive.

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