The moments of our lives accumulate like snow in a drift, sand upon a dune on a summer day or raindrops in a puddle alongside the road.
We are each a combination of joys and sorrows, intentions and lost chances as well as accomplishments.
I guess there is something about the holidays that brings out the sentimental in me and it always has but when I’m ill, as I’ve been so often this year, it’s multiplied a hundred fold.
It’s impossible to go through life without examining it from time to time unless you’re in a coma. There have been times when a coma would be preferable to some of the experiences we have had but then we would miss out on so many of life’s joys.
That’s the price we pay for consciousness. Stay awake and take your chances.
Life accumulates in the corners of our lives like dust piles, hair fluffs and dust bunnies. They are composed of daily decisions, acquaintances made as well as the results of the daily wash and dry of life. Some of the debris has to be removed when they represent bitter feelings, resentments and other emotions which keep us from moving forward to a clean corner of our life.
We have to keep the whiskbrooms of our mind clean and crisp as we whisk away the emotions which will pull us down, divide us from others or keep us from growth. Hatred, jealousy and doubt have no place to hide in a cleaned out corner.
As we grow older life’s joyous days go by quickly and our complaints list grows longer. We’re wearing out as we grow tired of fighting for health at a time when we have to put up a stronger fight than ever.
Life accumulates in the corners of our minds with doubts and fears. We doubt our abilities, come to question others following a few disappointments and have to be reminded that fear exists only in the mind. Fear without belief has no strength and its light goes out.
We each have our personal lists of dreams, wishes and desires that seem to wane with time. Limited only by doubt, we hide behind our experiences when we could choose to learn from them; enriching our lives along the way.
Life accumulates based on our choices. They don’t present themselves as sign boards but as moments, thoughts and fleeting picks along the road. Should we or should we not? Can I do this or can I not? Where do the limits lie?
When illness and pain rear their ugly heads, we pay abeyance to them and give them power when our guard is down. They grow in size as we shrink from our own lives. Life can be a coward and kick us in the lowest points of our lives. We must not let it.
Life accumulates in our strengths and recognizes courage when it appears. Certain qualities make life shrink and quiver. Facing down the aging body can only make it stronger. The same rules apply as they once did but the answers may take longer to arrive.
Life accumulates in used people who are no longer newborn babes. We have a strength that comes from living which only can arrive on that bus called experience.
Life is advanced learning. Life takes study, practice and homework.
Life accumulates in color where it shines.
Life accumulates in muscles when they move.
Life grows love in hearts unselfish.
Life blooms in hearts on fire with love for its own.
Love accumulates and brings life to a grateful heart.