Does life ever just smack you in the face and give you a reality check?
Something happens in your local community, in your friends or family circle, or even a national or international event that reminds you not to take a single second of your life for granted.
Well, I had one of these moments this weekend. My town got smacked with about four inches of snow layered on top of 2 inches of ice from the freezing rain. My town basically shuts down at the thought of bad weather. When we do get any snow accumulation at all, it seems everyone forgets how to drive! So getting the amount of ice and snow that was predicted makes people drive even worse.
Over the days that followed the winter storm, I witnessed quite a few accidents and troublesome stories from people having wrecks, getting stuck and having car issues. A buddy of mine was stuck for an hour in a parking lot and no one was stopping to help pull him out. He was later helped by a complete stranger driving a truck who just happened to have a chain with him to pull him out.
Another story I saw, on a more serious note, was about a young girl who was currently attending the high school. She was sledding down a very popular hill, and she was struck at the bottom of the hill by a car being driven by a drunk driver.
Seeing things like this happen, listening to the news, and reading about tragic accidents such as these just reminds me to take a look around and be ever thankful and grateful that, first of all, I’m alive, and thanking God for everything that I have and everything I’ve been given.
- I’m a firm believer in everything happening for a reason, we just may not always understand or know that reason right away, but in time God will reveal
- I encourage you to take just a moment….today, or this week, or even this month and truly express your love to the people you care about.
Tomorrow is never for sure. Be grateful for every day. Wake up and thank God for another day to live, love, and laugh.
Live every day like it’s a gift. Go the extra mile for the people you love and Live Scripture Strong.