Sunday, January 10, 2010

2nd Chances

I just finished a book called FOR ONE MORE DAY by Mitch Albom, it was very thought provoking. It is a book about what would happen if you had a 2nd chance to be with some loved one who had passed away, a chance to go back and fix what you did wrong in your life. It is a neat reminder of the POWER OF LOVE especially a MOTHER'S LOVE!

In the book the main character gets the chance to see and spend time with his mother ( who had already passed away). During this time that they had together, he learned about family secrets, why his dad left and was able to to seek her forgiveness. It was a powerful reminder to me that we need to live each day with those we love to the fullest, that we need to let go of the pains from the past ( much easier said than done ). We also need to never let a day be wasted. Don't forget to say that we are sorry and try to truly forgive. Always telling those around you, how much you love and appreciate them.

"You're writing the story of your life one moment at a time." ~ Doc Childre and Howard Martin

I only wish that we could have that ONE MORE DAY with our loved ones who have already passed away. I still miss talking to my mom, asking her opinion on things, asking her how to make a certain recipe, asking her who the heck these people are on all these photos that were left in a box? Yes, there are very personal things too that I would like to ask her about her past, hoping to understand more of why she did what she did. Yes, I would love to have ONE MORE DAY with her, my dad, my 2 grandmothers, my Aunt and on and on. I do believe they are never far away and that each thing that happened in my life happened for a reason.

Although we may not get 2nd chances, we do at least have the chance to have ONE MORE DAY with those around us and we need to be grateful for that. I am grateful for having ONE MORE DAY to be your friend. I am very blessed to know you. Thanks!

"People always make time to do the things they really want to do."

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