Saturday, February 12, 2011

Having Trouble Seeing the Day After Now

Visiting my brother Rob at Mayo in Rochester today. I got in about 12:30. Timing is everything as I got to see my cousin Coe as well. He was visiting Rob too and we overlapped by about an hour and a half. He is a great guy. I can't say enough about his love for family, in some cases family he hardly knows. He has his own life tragedies that he's dealt with yet he understands the here and now as much as anyone.

This trip today has impacted me again as to the brevity of life and the importance of taking each day for the blessing it is. Some days suck, I get that. But even those days are a part of your life that you will never have back. Try and work it out, man. Think you've got it bad? Look around you. I guarantee you won't have to look far to find someone who's got it tougher than you. So take that big concern in your life and put it in its proper perspective.

So, having said that I need to take action and live my life like every day is my last. Granted, I still have to go to work, raise kids, be a husband etc., but I need to do it ALL with a sense of urgency because tomorrow is a whisper and, at this point, still not a slam dunk.

I thank my God in heaven for everything I have and all I've been entrusted. I think knowing his love for me and my family is the only thing that keeps me going.

Blogging off...

2 comments:

michelle said...

There is nothing like some heart to hearts with your siblings to settle your world. Some of the best conversations I've ever had are with people I used to have routine scratch fights with as a kid. : -) Glad you had that time together.

Jim Landwehr said...

Thanks Michelle. You're right, family is all we have when you get right down to it.