Monday, July 24, 2006

Life's Just Too Short

That's what I thought at the funeral on Wednesday, July 19th, 2006. It's here one minute and gone the next. It's up to us on how rich and full we want to make our lives. I was in North Carolina on my 22nd b-day, not celebrating, but mourning the death of my mom's half sister. I realized that life's just too short. We gotta live every day to the fullest. I know that's a cliche that has been used over and over, but we must follow that - try our best to be thankful for every day. Because every day is a new BEAUTIFUL day. Some days are more beautiful than the rest because of the bright sunshine, while others are dark, but the sun still peeks from behind the clouds.

Wake up with thanksgiving, instead of focusing on what we don't have, but being thankful for the blessing of every day. Every day is a blessing. To live and do God's will. Bring glory to Him and not ourselves.

I am going to make these goals and try to make them. I want to quit dwelling on who I was a year ago- quit dwelling on my past - quit wishing i could change what happened - quit wishing I was still 21 and could live all over again and do some things differently.

I am going to look forward to today and tomorrow - and be a better person - not who I was a year ago. I want to blog more - share my thoughts with the world the way I used to - be more positive. Write just to write - who cares if no one reads or comments?

I am closing a chapter - beginning a new one.

I'm letting go - read and discover.

I know that God is giving me a test right now. I have my Bachelor's degree, but no job yet. This area is small, and there aren't many available jobs for an English/Communications degree. I am not sure what to do - expand my photography business - keep on looking for clients?? Apply for a low-paying job?? Move to a bigger city? I am waiting, praying on it, having patience. I did apply for one job, but discouragement plays with me because it's been over a week since I submitted my twelve page application packet. I know that SOMETHING has to come up - God will take care of me...


8 comments:

nana said...

hugs to you. happy belated birthday. I didn't know when you were going to be back, but I thought of you on your bday.

Love ya,
Nana

Chicka * Cosmo said...

no doubt God is there for you! and there are angels around {calledfriends} to help him make your life enjoyable here on Earth...
so, Angel Lise reporting for duty! call me anytime you need me!

~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

Hi Nana - thank you for the happy b-day message and the thought. Lova ya 2!

Lise - Yes, friends are angels - that's a TRUTH!

docmachito said...

It is nice to know that someone else had the same outlook on life. You will succeed at anything you do. God only knows what lies ahead for us. All we can do is continue to pray and have faith. Trust me--I have to keep reminding myself about this also. Take care and always remember--Los Latinas son muy importante in la vida. :)

Tennille said...

Elsie,

I am a firm believer in something happens for a reason. Stay positive and continue to P.U.S.H. (Pray Until Something Happens!)

Happy belated B-day!

Tenny

~^^~Elsie~^^~ said...

Hi Tenny - thanx for coming by. I just read a bible verse tonight that said not to worry and give it to God so I am going to continue doing so.

Chicka * Cosmo said...

Tenny, I love that! I have to remind myself -from now on- to P.U.S.H.

Chicka * Cosmo said...

Tenny, I love that! I have to remind myself -from now on- to P.U.S.H.