BFS 107: When There’s No Tomorrow. (Marketing credit: Mercury)

by Darla on October 31, 2008

in Life,Uncategorized

Assignment Blogger Friend School: Please listen to the song. Imagine you’re standing before God. There’s no Tomorrow, you can’t go back and finish up what you had planned on getting to sometime in the future.  What was that thing that you planned on getting to, that thing that now, you’re standing before God and thinking “I wish I had gotten to that…”

We only have today. Should God take you today, have you accomplished everything that you wanted to, needed to. Have you said all the things that needed to be said?  Let’s have no regrets, let’s make sure we get to those things, so that when we’re standing before the Lord, the only thing we need to do is to worship him.. and not regret not getting to that thing on our to do list. Stop – go take care of that thing…. then, come tell  us what you choose to share.This summer my brother in law passed away.  I wasn’t particularly close to him as I didn’t know him that well (married to my SIL just a couple years)  It had great impact on me.  We were the same age.  It brought me up short and made me stop and think was I ready to make that journey.  Would God tell me, “Well done thou faithful servant, enter thy rest”?My focus the last couple months has been a core phase study (TJED) along with a mentor.

The heart and habits of life
Values, character and work ethic
Right / WrongTrue / False

How to relate to the world around them, others & social skills.

It hasn’t been a particularly easy walk but it has been worth it.  It has been worth the sacrifice to house clean spiritually and to unload the years of mental baggage that I had carried.

This has been a sacred journey for me so I’ll refrain from details.  Needless to say my backpack of mental burden’s has been lifted significantly.

A helpful tool has been the The New Earth by Ekhert Tolle.  Oprah did a weekly book study this past spring.  Here is the link.  Oprah’s Winfrey’s Webcast with Eckhart Tolle

So today, my goal is to stop and smell the flowers along the way.  This includes spending time with my family doing the things that we enjoy instead of being too busy.

So the biggest thing that I need to do is to not be too busy to….

play that game with my son
bake those cookies
send that card to someone in need
call a loved one
help the beggar on the side of the road
pick up my husband’s laundry
make the bed
have dinner ready
take my daughter to ballet
go on a date with my husband
make that trip to Thailand
take a bubble bath
make the costume for Halloween
read stories before bed
enjoy the muddy hug and sloppy kiss
stomp in the mud puddles
sing in the rain
sing praises to God
read my scriptures
hug my children
tell them I love them everyday.

For me it isn’t the big things, but the little things that make all the difference in the world.

Alma 37: 6
6 Now ye may suppose that this is afoolishness in me; but behold I say unto you, that by by small and simple things are great things brought to pass; and small means in many instances doth confound the wise.

So today, I’m going to church (sabbath for us), teach my nursery class, spend time with my family and sing praises unto the Lord.

What will you do with your day to celebrate life?

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