Wednesday, October 17, 2007

A Chance

In our lifetime as long or as short as it may be we have had chances to face fear and rise above it, to seek truth to uphold it and defend it, to know ourselves without lies, excuses or self-pity, to bear pain without becoming sour and disillusioned. We have had times to laugh, see the beauty of life, and to be grateful. We could have been kind, generous, and understood what we have in common with others. We have had the opportunity to love and be loved and to give forgiveness.

We have also had time to let life slide by day by day wrapped in our thoughts without action, having learned nothing but fear and sadness, unloved and unloving, unmoved by the pain of others, accepting what life offers us without thought or appreciation.

As we are reading these words we still have one thing left that can change everything in a moment. We have life. Until we die we all have a chance to make our life make a difference to ourselves and others.

What more do you need other than a chance?

Your thoughts?

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5 conversations:

Jennifer said...

Hi Peter... ohhh yes!

Your post reminds me of a saying...

When is the best time to plant a tree? Twenty years ago.

When is the second best time to plant a tree? Today.



Sandee (Comedy +) said...

Exactly. Very well said. We can be the master of our ship or not. The choice is ours. This post reminds me of an old saying. I don't know the author, but it seems to fit here:

In a full heart there is room for everything, and in an empty heart there is room for nothing.

Have a great afternoon Peter. ☺

Peter Haslam said...

Thank you Jennifer and Sandee for your excellent additions :)

Princess Haiku said...

Hi Peter,
I tagged you for a meme but only do if the mood strikes you. It struck me as the kind of thing you would think about.

Peter Haslam said...

I will check it out Princess Haiku thanks :)