the way it happens sometimes. How quickly things can change…
But, I look at who I was and the things that were going around me just a year ago, and I realize how much different a lot of it is now. It truly blows my mind a little bit. The thing that gets me is that even while things are always changing, you don’t really realize it; it’s often too gradual. You have to compare the present to a certain point in time one year, 10 years, 20 years ago to get the full effect of change. This is a pretty obvious statement I think, but I’ve just had it on my mind for a while.
Still, “Amazing what a minute can do..”
I will be attending the funeral of a 20 year old kid who tragically passed away over the weekend. Such a sudden and tragic death forced me to reflect on my own life, and to ask myself whether or not I’m living how I was meant to live. After all, nobody is guaranteed tomorrow, and if you think you’re the exception, you’re wildly disillusioned.
James 4:14 says: “What’s your life? It’s just like a vapor that appears for a moment, and then it’s gone.” I would encourage anyone who happens to read this to take a good look at what you’re doing with your life, and make sure it’s what it was meant to be.
We forget what life is supposed to be about. Is it about school, or career, or money? I think those things are good and important, but it’s not the point of life. Don’t forget the fundamentals. Don’t forget to smile, to laugh, to be kind to others, and to throw some love around. Making the world a better place for the people around you is one of the easiest things you can do today.