Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Remember

Today is Boomama's rallying call to help Heather. Reading the comments fills me with hope and warmth, and a wonderful sense of being part of something good and worthwhile. The number of people from all round the world who are praying for this young Mum with enormous faith is amazing. You want to know about hope and faith? Here it is.

And let me just say once again, that Boomama is one exceptional young woman. She should run for president. Now. She makes things happen.

I want to say something that is sort of relevant at the moment. I have never set much store in worrying obsessively about the future. (Just as well, really.) Today is what counts. Right now. Living life to the full today....loving without fear, laughing, smiling, counting my enormous blessings, making the most of what is there at the moment... these are the things that are important. I do not advocate stupidity, let me add! This does not mean irresponsibility or being foolish with finances. It just means that I am free from worry about what could, or might happen one day. Tomorrow. A year away. 10 years away. Of course I have dreams. Everyone needs dreams. I like to think about what I might do, or could do one day. Places I would love to visit, people I want to meet. Maybe. This is good. I still battle to separate the "want" from the "need", but I am getting there. There are no guarantees, and life can change in a second.

You know, whatever may happen, we will learn to manage. We make plans. We adapt. In South Africa before majority rule, there was a slogan "adapt or die" (it was also a satirical play which was wonderful). Adapting is how we all survive. Challenges come when we least expect them, and how we respond to them is how we grow. Change can be good, and we don't know the master plan, so we don't always see how until much later. We just have to trust.

So many of my blogging friends are facing huge challenges at the moment. One day at a time. Their grace and faith and honesty is amazing. Dreadful things happen. Tragedy happens. But so much good comes from the bad things too. Today is an example of that. How much we are learning from each other daily, and how thankful I am that I took the leap into the unknown and became a part of it all.

13 comments:

Penless Thoughts said...

So well said! AMEN!

Susie said...

There were nearly 100 commenters when I visited. It's absolutely amazing what we, as a blogging community, can do.
Great post!!
:)

Morning Glory said...

I'm sure you know that I agree with all you've said. Very well-stated, Linds.

Suzy said...

Thanks for dropping by my blog - you're so right it is a great honour to be able to do this to help out Heather :-)

Sarah said...

I've found two fellow britbloggers today. It's wonderful what is being done for Heather, I just pray that she will be so blessed.

Barb said...

Very well spoken, Linds, and something we should try to remember.

I'm with you - if Bloggityville had any say, Boo Mama would be elected president in a heartbeat!

The miracle is well under way at her place - unbelievable total of way over $5,000 already.

Dawn said...

I hope you're feeling better.

There are so many heartaches out there right now - but God is Good. All the Time. And He is moving through all of us. What a blessing!

Linda said...

The older I get, the more I realize the wisdom in that - one day at a time. We only really have today. We must of course live wisely and plan for the future. However, I have learned to treasure the moment. Great post Linds.

Heidi said...

Wonderful!!! Thanks for sharing this view!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Lee-ann said...

Your view is cheered around the world............I do hope you are feeling better now. while I often read your great blog and love your posts I do not often comment but this post of yours are wise words well done to you.

Lee-ann

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The Wooden Porch said...

Wouldn't it be wonderful if the doctors were wrong and Heather is okay? She is such an amazing woman.