Friday, August 5, 2016

Before I die..........

In Southington along the Rails to Trails there is a mural that states, "before I die........... ."  It is painted with chalkboard paint and there  are blank sections that people were able to fill in their answers in chalk.

I thought about this and realized that maybe if everyone had a bucket list of "before I die things" that consisted of big items and little ones it could take some of our energy and focus off of the negative aspects of our lives and put it into doing things that are valuable to ours souls and help to create more peace within us.

I have spent a lot of time worrying about things that I truly have ZERO control over and that worry has stolen from me way too much of my peace of mind.

In the recent past I have started working toward things that bring me joy and will benefit my future, which in turn will benefit my family and those that I love. I have learned that I will always worry, that is who I am; however, now I spend just as much time (if not more) focusing on the statement, 'before I die.... realizing that tomorrow is not promised so I better live today to its fullest'.

Realistically from the day we are born, we are dying; some sooner rather than later and some at a very old age. What most will agree upon is that none of us really know exactly when death from the physical life will occur; we need to focus more on being grateful for the little things and trying to live a life filled with peace, love, and gratitude which will inevitably create more peace, joy, and gratitude for those around us until that final journey begins.

To those that love someone who suffers with addiction try hard to find joy for yourself and do something that you or someone else can be grateful for. The tiniest step can turn into an embracing more happiness within the journey.

For those of you in the throws of the disease, ask yourself; are you missing out on the joy you could have by chasing something that ultimately causes you pain and heartache?

Tomorrow is not promised and before I die.........................................................

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