Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?

By on July 23, 2012

We all feel so much sorrow over the terrible tragedy that took place in Aurora, Colorado, and we send our prayers to those personally affected by it. So many lives were lost, and many more lives will never be the same. It breaks our hearts to think about this violence, and the traumatic aftermath.

At the same time, we need to learn from it. It’s important to understand that none of us are guaranteed tomorrow. We need to be living our lives each day in love and gratitude for the many blessings we’ve been given. We need to let those we care about know how very important they are to us, and we need to let them know often. We need to keep a grateful heart for the gift of each day. We’re so blessed to wake up in the morning and be able to breathe in the freshness of a new day. None of us know when we, or any of our loved ones, will breathe that last breath.

Let’s not get tripped up by the petty things. Small disappointments, or minor arguments, can darken our focus, and begin to lead us down a path of negativity. Everyone’s days contain a mixture of ups and downs. Let’s celebrate the ups, and gently let the downs go. The small downs aren’t worth our attention anyway.

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Value the gift of each day you’re given, and make it count. Find ways to touch others with your love and acceptance. Let’s all do our part to begin healing some of the pain we’re feeling right now.

Until next time,
Linda

 

Originally posted on Counseling in Santa Barbara.

About Linda Menesez

Linda Menesez, M.S.W., L.C.S.W.: I’m a Santa Barbara counselor, helping busy people learn ways to lower their stress and improve their overall quality of life. I specialize in empowering women, who focus too much on the needs of others, to recognize the value of self-care and nurturing for better mind, body, and spirit wellness. Her website: http://www.counselinginsb.com/.

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Do You Value the Gift of Life Each Day?