As I continue to live in this world I continue to see others leave it. I sees some leave behind peace and others leave behind war. When I was little these things didn't matter a whole lot. I was child and the thought of not being alive wasn't even in the picture. I grew up, but still I seemed immortal, death was not something for me to worry about. Then I got a dose of reality that showed me I was not immune to death's touch, and it made me think about how I would leave and what I would leave behind.
I can't help but think of the song "Shower The People" where he talks about showing people how you really feel about them. While your here, and their here, let people know you love them. Don't let squabbles over petty things keep you from expressing love if that is how you truly feel. Ask yourself these two questions. If you left, what would you leave behind? If someone left you, what would you do?
Do you have a purpose, or maybe you used to and now you don't. Maybe your like me and you used to help your church and community, but now your so caught up in the fast pace of this world you can't seem to slowdown and do the things that really matter. Distractions keep you from having an impact on this world. Hurt feelings keep you from going to people and places that you know need help.
Yet maybe what you used to do isn't what you can do now. Circumstances change and so can we if we decide to adapt and overcome. As long as we keep our hearts right we can find many ways to make positive contributions.
Search for a purpose, even in the mist of trials and storms. Give of yourself even when you feel you have nothing. Show love even in the face of hate.
I say these things for encouragement. Not as much to those who read this blog as it is meant to encourage myself. Like I said I feel like I used to make more positive contributions to this world, and I have slacked off in my adult years. I've let disappointments, anger, and fear keep me from living a purpose driven life. I pray I can find that purpose and do more.
These words above are maybe just ramblings. Maybe there thoughts from someone who has reflected on life, and maybe just rantings from a wanna be writer that thinks his words are meaningful. Nonetheless they are written not to speak of death and regret, but of life and fulfillment. While you have the time don't leave it up to chance. Do what you can while you can. Make the life that you live mean something. Help leave the world better than how you found it.