A to Z Challenge:
ABC's of My Life...
If you are similar to me, I catch myself wishing my life away; ‘I wish it were Friday!” or ‘I wish it was time for vacation!’
What I realized of late while I’m ‘wishing ‘for alternatives, I’m not actively seeking or doing much at all rather hoping for life to be different, to be something it is not. It’s at these particular times; a great deal of energy is being expended toward a negative counter-productive direction as well as being optimistic in my mind that life will change on its own accord. This desire catches me at a time when I'm not fully present or engaged in a life I've been given.
Within the past couple months I’ve connected with a wonderful little boy named Jack who for 5 years, 4 months, 8 days of his eight years of life has struggled with Stage IV, High Risk Neuroblastoma. Debra of http://fourangelsmomma.blogspot.com/ spoke of him on her blog and of course, I lost my heart to his family. I am an unknown to them but I follow their plight at http://www.caringbridge.org/visit/campjack and the heartbreaking story of Jack and his family as his health declines day by day, moment by moment.
It is upon reading and understanding of Jack’s arduous days and of hearing how his mother clings to each moment, each minute, each second that remains with Jack that offered me the deep realization that our days are numbered. Just the idea of a mother whispering farewell to her young child is unfathomable-the jolt immeasurable.
Therefore, it is with this thought that admittedly has accompanied me before- that I hope to enjoy THIS day, THIS Wednesday, two days from Friday and not hope for time not yet promised.
I WISH for you the same; good, bad or indifferent moments, they are periods of time we have accessible to us on this given day!
“Seek not that the things which happen should happen as you wish; but wish the things which happen to be as they are, and you will have a tranquil flow of life.”