It seems everywhere I look today, I am reminded that life is short. From the death of a prominent journalist, to a friend whose nephew has been in a horrific accident, to a family whose poor choices may have contributed to the death of their child. There are reminders all around that there is no promise of tomorrow.
And while I may not know what tomorrow holds, I can choose how to live today. I can laugh more, love more, trust more and worry less. I can choose to enjoy the day whatever that may mean. My life really is just a short ocassion and I want to rise to it.
Lord, show me how fleeting is my life. It really is only a breath. Let my hope rest only in you. (Psalm 39)