Light broke through the darkness of today in the words of kyle’s Song; Kyle was a young American pastor who died very suddenly in the spring. He was supposed to preach the Sunday after he died, and his family found these words at the end of his sermon notes.
Live and live well
Breathe, – breathe in and breathe deeply
Be present, do not be past, do not be future
On a crystal clear 70 degree day
Roll down the windows and feel the air against your skin, wind in your hair and warmth of the sun on your face.
If you run, then allow those first few breaths on a cool autumn day, to freeze your lungs.
Do not be alarmed –but be alive.
Get knee deep in a novel and lose track of time.
If you bike, pedal hard and if you crash, crash well
Feel the satisfaction of a job well done, a paper well written, a song well sung, a play well performed
a project thoroughly completed.
If you must wipe the snot from your 3 yr olds nose, don’t be disgusted if the Kleenex didn’t catch it all, cause soon he’ll be wiping his or her own nose.
If you’ve recently experienced loss, then grieve and grieve well.
At the table with friends and family, laugh.
If you’re eating and laughing at the same time, then laugh until you puke!
If you eat, then smell. The aromas are not impediments to your day.
Steak on the bar-b-que, coffee freshly ground, bread in the oven.
Taste. Taste every ounce of flavour, taste every ounce of friendship, taste every ounce of life,
because life is most definitely a gift.