There is a country song out right now by Kenny Chesney called "Don't Blink". Believe me with my youngest going into middle school and the oldest a teenager I understand what he is saying. My time with them is going so fast. My time as a "young" person is going so fast. 40 is still young right?
I have a friend who has a friend who is sharing people's stories on her blog. That is a neat idea but those of you who know me know my story wouldn't fit in a blog. I mean I could come up with a condensed version of course but there would be no way to do it justice. No way to explain the exitement, the loss, the hardship, the starting over, the mistakes, the loss, the heartbreak, the starting over and then finally getting it right in a short blog. I would have to pick and choose what parts to tell and that isn't fair to any part of my story or to the people who lived it with me. But that led me to another thought ... everything, and I do mean EVERYTHING, can change in the blink of an eye. The life you thought you would have can be gone. Just like that. In a blink. And that can be a very sad thing. Then you wish you didn't blink, you wish you hadn't of missed a single minute.
But there is a flip side to that coin. When things are really really bad. When you have made mistakes and aren't sure what you are going to do. When your heart is broken. When you are in a bad situation whether it is of your own or someone else's doing. When you don't think you can take anymore... Go ahead and blink because those times pass too. EVERYTHING can change in the blink of an eye even the bad stuff. One choice, one decision, one change, and everything can change for the better. So if life is good go ahead and do your best to keep your eyes open. Charish each and every moment but if things are bad go ahead and blink because "this too shall pass". As cliche as it might sound it is true.