Teach us to realize the brevity of life, so that we may grow in wisdom” (Psalm 90:12).
Lisa Beamer the wife of Todd Beamer who said ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11. (on Good Morning America )
It’s the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him.
Lisa shared that the husband of a very special teacher in high school died suddenly of a heart attack.
After his death, the teacher told the class : Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. We must make the most out of every single day.
On your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice. It doesn’t have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground.
Look for these things, and cherish them. Although it may sound trite to some, these things are the “stuff” of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often take for granted’.
Lisa remembers what an impression that made on all of them.
That afternoon, Lisa says she noticed more things on her way home from school than she had that whole semester. She tries to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take notice of something special you see today. There is always something to notice in God’s beautiful creation.
Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do.