Classic Peanuts Cartoon by Charlie Schulz
We seem to be a driven society without balance: rushing towards making money, consumed with our electronic gadgets and quite self centered. Living as if there were no tomorrow. Then tragedy strikes, someone dies suddenly of a heart attack or a terrible accident on the freeway or an overdose of drugs or by someone we know taking their own life. That seems to stop us for a moment while we ponder how quickly life can be over.
Realizing it could be us also or one of our loved ones, helps put everything back in the right perspective as we ask ourselves what really matters in this life? It is relationships and becoming a better person through love and service. Taking time for family members to have an influence for good in their lives. Complimenting and encouraging a friend takes so little time and is focusing on the real values of life. Let's all slow down sometime soon and show GRATITUDE in our behavior and prayers for the many blessings that are ours each day.