Do you ever find yourself saying ....
I have always lived by this motto from Miss Marilyn Monroe
" I believe that everything happens for a reason.
People change so that you can learn to let go, things go wrong so that you can appreciate them when they're right, you believe lies so you eventually learn to trust no one but yourself, and sometimes good things fall apart so better things can fall together"
After many recent events in not only my life but in others, it has made me go back to these sayings.
There are so many people in this world with far less than what we have. We all have difficulties in our life. We do not get everything our way. We need to learn to be thankful for what we have and trust that something good will come from a bad situation.
Sometimes bad things happen to good people.
I was in Starbucks Saturday morning and the barista was apparently having a bad day. Sure they are usually the most peppy people around when all you want is your daily cup of joe. As we sat down my mother in law said - usually they are so nice here. I said yes they are, but you never know what is going on in someone else's life. I then went on to talk about Julee's story, which has deeply touched me. I couldn't help but cry....again and again since I have heard. Though Julee is older than me, her & my brother played baseball together every summer - so I have known of her since I was probably 11 years old. She cut my hair a few times while I was in college and everyone that lived in Northwest Arkansas felt like they knew Matt since he was on the nightly news. Like many of you, I have been following her blog for years. I hate that she is having to deal with losing her spouse at such a young age, especially with having a young daughter. I have been overjoyed for her at the generosity I have seen throughout not only the community, but the blog community as well.
If this doesn't make you want to go home and hug your family a little tighter, I don't know what will. Do not take for granted what you have, for you do not know how long it will last.