Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Thoughts On A Snowy Day!

Busboy and Poet Restaurant in DC!

Yesterday was one of my favorite days of the year: Dr. King Day. Normally, on this day, I make sure that I attend some type of program that honors the life of Dr. King. However, yesterday I was not in the mood for a crowd, so I decided to go to Busboy and Poet restaurant for lunch, to the Dr. King Memorial, and then I checked out a movie.

As I was crossing the street to go to Busboy and Poet, a man who appeared to be homeless said something like this to me: "Great day today; we don't know what's going to happen tomorrow." Of course he was talking about the fact that yesterday was a mild 50 degrees, and snow and extremely cold weather were predicted for today.

However, when he stated "We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow," my mind starting churning...

We DON"T know what's going to happen tomorrow; something great could happen or something that is not so great could happen. So, I thought that we really need to consider "Seizing the Day."

After a routine mammogram, Amy Robach's, from Good Morning American, life changed forever. She found out that she had breast cancer, it had spread to her lymph nodes, and she is currently going through chemotherapy. I really hope that she was appreciating her life everyday before this diagnosis, because "We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow."

Amy Robach

I've found that when change happens, it can happen suddenly: we can break a bone, get a phone call about an unexpected death, an illness, unemployment etc. Most of the time we come out of the fire and do not even smell like smoke, but our lives could be changed forever.

So, I guess I'm saying that everyday needs to be lived intentionally, with deep appreciation for everything, with love and kindness towards ourselves and others, because "We don't know what's going to happen tomorrow."

These are my thoughts on a snowy day!

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