In pondering the Aurora, Colorado terrible shootings story over several days I thought what could I write about that many others had not discussed?
In my mind it kept coming back to the fragility of life and KNOWING very clearly in your mind what counted, what you could not live without, what is meaningful in your life, and LIVE accordingly. So think for yourself
What Things Couldn't You Live Without?
It seems like it's physical and then also social categories.
- Oxygen, water, food
- Warmth or Cooling
- Health, then
- God or your Higher Power
- Significant Other
- Fun and enjoyment
- Internet?? (ha ha) seriously many of us would feel deprived
- And then into the silly realm, toothpaste, haircuts, toilet paper?
But if you did see the shocked famiies following the shootings, well you picked up on the LOVE between people when confronted in a life and death circumstance. Life and death makes things VERY CLEAR to us. Life has beginnings and endings, but that LOVE thing remains, almost like the scent of a rose on your hand when you give it to someone.
Beyond the basics, REMEMBER that importance of LOVE....... not looking for that someone you can live with, but that someone you can't live WITHOUT. Often with MANY of these things you can't live without, there is a MOMENT in your life, when they walk in, and you REALIZE you did not know what you were MISSING....
TILL THEY ARRIVED.
From that point on, NEVER TAKE IT OR THEM for granted, for as the shootings illustrated, nothing is guaranteed for us forever......