Each one is so precious and one that we can never get back.
Potential memories of good and happy things...or eternal "what ifs" that haunt us forever.
Time to share with a stranger, or with someone we love and cherish.
A moment taken out of our lives to repay a kindness or pay one forward.
60 seconds to be thankful.
60 seconds to think before we say or do something we might regret the rest of our lives.
Most hugs don't last that long...but they should.
"I love you" only requires 1/20 of a moment to say.
Last night we learned of the death of our co-op's president and Middlest's teacher for Greek/Latin root words.
She'd been struggling with the flu, but when I talked to her Monday, she looked beautiful and bouncy. Full of her usual energy and zest for life.
Yesterday, she laid down to take a nap.
Her husband went in to wake her, and couldn't.
We will miss her.
So, in memory of her and all of those moments with loved ones and strangers we were meant to reach out to, and didn't...take 60 seconds and touch someone else's life.
Make eye contact.
Say "Thank you."
Hug a little longer.
Hold a little tighter.
Breathe a little deeper.
Relax your shoulders, unclench your hands and just "Be".
And with your final heartbeat
Kiss the world goodbye
Then go in peace, and laugh on glory's side, and
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus
Fly to Jesus and live!
Chris Rice "Untitled Hymn"