Sunday, June 24, 2012

One of the morning prayers I sometimes pray, says "I thank you God, for the gift of another day of life."  Life is a precious gift.  

In March, I bought a framed print with the poem, LIFE IS by Mother Teresa, and a picture of a large deciduous tree in bud, silhouetted against the sky.  I have reflected many times in the last 51/2 weeks, at the significance of this poem.  Our life has changed and taken on new meanings: we have confronted tragedy, met challenges, and admired beauty.    May you savour the gift of life you have been given.

Life is ...

Life is an opportunity, benefit from it.
Life is beauty, admire it.
Life is a dream, realize it.
Life is a challenge, meet it.
Life is a duty, complete it.
Life is a game, play it.
Life is a promise, fulfill it.
Life is sorrow, overcome it.
Life is a song, sing it.
Life is a struggle, accept it.
Life is tragedy, confront it.
Life is an adventure, dare it.
Life is luck, make it.
Life is too precious, do not destroy it.
Life is life, fight for it.
Mother Teresa