Precious Life

A mentor and friend who has blogged the last eighteen months of her journey with cancer has just been put on hospice care.  She has been courageous in her battle and open in her struggles and her joys.  She looks for the good and calls them her “God sightings”.  These are places where people have walked into her life at moments that could bring despair but instead bring comfort and joy.  To say she is a positive thinker would be an understatement.

Her last journal posting talked about how important it is to tell the people you are close to how much you love them and hug them each day.  We all know that.  We have heard “never go to bed angry”, “treat each other like it is the last time you may see them”, “count your blessings” and countless other bits of wisdom passed onto us.  But, how many of us are faithful to this wisdom.

It is so much easier to hold a grudge, give a cold shoulder, give someone the silent treatment.  Freedom comes in forgiving and letting go.  Life is a precious gift.  I, for one, do not want to waste it with regrets.  So, I am going to take my friend’s advice and give some extra big hugs this week.  I hope you will too.