I read this quote the other day that really hit home to me. Here it is ... "A blind person asked St. Anthony: "Can there be anything worse than losing
eye sight?" He replied: "Yes, losing your vision."
That is so true! Being able to have a healthy perspective in life is very valuable. It seems like the hardest times to do that is when...life gets really hard such as... a heart ache, illness and disease, death, loss of job and on and on. But those are the times that we need to make sure that our vision is clear. We must focus on what is real and what is the most important. I guess that is why my whole life I have loved people older than me. When my grandmothers and Aunt use to tell me stories about their lives...I loved it! I hung on every word. It seemed like they gained a greater insight into life, because of their trials and struggles. At my age now, I truly understand how that happens. Life is a great teacher and we need to be great pupils and keep our vision clear.
So let's try and remember, that no matter what happens in life, there is a reason,and that there is a lesson to be learned in all of this. Yes, being able to see that life is good, and that we are blessed is a very important thing...that we definitely DON'T want to lose!
"So many people walk around with a meaningless life. They seem half-asleep, even when they're busy doing things they think are important. This is because they're chasing the wrong things. The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning." (p.43) from Mitch Albom's international bestseller "Tuesdays with Morrie
"May we never let the things we can't have, or don't have, or shouldn't have, spoil our enjoyment of the things we do have and can have. As we value our happiness, let us not forget it, for one of the greatest lessons in life is learning to be happy without the things we cannot or should not have." ~ Richard L. Evans
"A beautiful life does not just happen, it is built daily by prayer, humility, sacrifice and love. May that beautiful life be yours always!" ~ Dennis Castillo