I borrowed this outline from a friend and thought it would be interesting to place my thoughts into this outline and share them with others.
1 year is 1/90th of your lifetime if you live to be 90.
1 month is 1/12th of a year.
1 day is 1/365th of a year or 24 hours.
What I have experienced in 24 hours:
I watched the sunrise as I ran along the shore of the Niagara River.
This morning during my run, I witnessed the wonder of the full moon and the way the clouds seem to have highlighted and painted the sky.
I smiled as I watched a patient grasp the understanding that they can persevere through the difficulties in their life and can experience success.
I watched and smiled as my youngest child, Stephen, turned 21.
I struggled to find my balance at several points throughout the day. I experienced sadness and happiness.
I arrived home to see my wife smiling…for no apparent reason.
I went out with my son and had his first “legal” drink with him as he celebrated his 21st birthday.
I was reminded that being alone doesn’t have to mean being lonely.
I felt gratitude as I witnessed an amazing sunset.
I discovered that even though I truly enjoy what I do for a living, it is possible to do to much.
I felt blessed after having witnessed a couple in their 80’s, walking hand in hand their love for each other still important to each.
I have witnessed the day growing short of daylight but still full of happiness and solitude.
I have learned what we think is wrong with others is typically something we want to change about ourselves. The sun only rises once each day so appreciate it. Our breaths are limited notice them. Our heart has no limit to the amount of love we have so love with all your heart. When the seasons pass and days grow short it is all the moments we noticed that warm our hearts.