Monday, December 10, 2012

A World of Hurt

The last few weeks have been very difficult for my community.  One of our teens died at school and another in her bed.  One of our school administrators and his daughter were in a tragic car accident last week.  While the child is fine, he still lays in ICU.  Over the weekend, another automobile accident took the lives of two of our teens and another hangs on to life in ICU.

As a teacher in this close-knit community,  I know/knew all these people.  I ache for all the grief and pain these families are going through.  The fact that it comes at Christmas, which should be a time of joy, makes the pain cut even deeper.

As my grandmother used to say, "We are in a world of hurt."

All these well as my own...remind me that life is ephemeral.  We are not promised tomorrow.  We have only today.  Make your today count.

  • Smile at a stranger.
  • Keep the day positive.  Don't let a whine, vent, or negative thing out of your mouth.
  • Look for a beautiful picture to take with your camera phone and preserve a memory.
  • Make a new friend, even if it is the odd man behind you in the check-out line at Wal Mart.
  • Open the door for someone.
  • Say thank you.  A lot. 
  • When you come to the end of the day, count your blessings.  They are far more than you think.

So, when a world of hurt rolls your way, choose to make your day count.  It will definitely make you feel better, and might shine a little light on another's day, too.


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