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Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Don't Wait

For many things in life, the opposite is true. In fact, good things come to those who wait we’re told.

But on other issues, waiting could be costly.

In the past three weeks, my Daniel and I have had to make a lot of adjustments living in our new city, working our new jobs, getting to know new people, figuring out new routines and such.

I found out today that within that same three weeks, a new co-worker’s spouse was diagnosed with an advanced and progressive cancer and now has been given one week to live.

The same three weeks.

I know I talked about perspective a couple weeks ago, and that applies here too. But I guess the matter of time, the concept of planning and waiting and scheduling, just hit me when I heard this sad news.

I hope it is obvious which things in life are better if we wait for them. Equally so, I hope that the things we shouldn’t wait for are also obvious.

SMILE.

LOVE.

FORGIVE.

You get the gist.

Yes, we’ve all got busy lives moving at the speed of light, and we’re tired and worn and searching for personal time and rest. But within all that, I think PRIORITIES should play a large role in our planning.

What’s really important?

It’s something to think about while you whittle away at your week.

Blessings to you, Dry Ground friends!

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2 comments:

lynnrush said...

Oh my word. One week to live?

I'm just glad you're in her life now, Lori. Maybe that's why you're at that town, having to go through all this new routine stuff, new job, working longer than you'd initially expected.

For her.
You're a solid, God-loving woman. I'm glad you're there for her in her time of need.

Jonathan said...

Wow. Talk about perspective! It seems difficult sometimes, but priorities must ultimately win the day.

Love your writing, as always.