Every second of every day needs to be lived to its fullest. It is very humbling to look at this great big universe we live in and realize just how fragile life is. As a human race, we are so busy with the day-to-day "things" of just making it through another 24 hours. God gave us all our senses to enjoy this temporary place we call home. It is easier just to skim through life looking at the big things in the broad picture. We need to dig deeper to hear, see, feel, smell, and taste all those scrumptious morsels that we so often overlook in our "can't-wait-until-tomorrow" attitude. Slow down. Absorb life. Be thankful for all the gifts (tangible and non-tangible) that you enjoy. I am so grateful for the sacrifices that have been and still are being made for my freedom - both spiritually and as a citizen of this great United States of America. I am thankful that I am loved beyond my comprehension.
Our flag is flying - our country is free. A price is paid daily for you and for me.
Children are playing - were we ever that young?
Show them you love them, too soon they'll be grown.
Learn from their wisdom before they are gone.
Don't let your time pass like leaves in the wind. You don't know life's schedule - when it will end.
Carolyn L. Marshall © 2002