Friday, June 17, 2005

Life is Precious!!

As the last seven years have gone by since my father died, I feel that I have learned many valuable lessons. Unfortunately, I have learned a lot of them the hard way.

Life is so precious. We need to be aware of that every day. There are so many things in this world that seem to take over our ways of thinking as we get older. Money and status are not nearly as important as most people make them out to be. Yes, of course we need money to survive, but are you or me really any better than the guy across the street who only makes half as much money as we do? Certainly not!!! for all we know, he may be one of the happiest people on the block.

Everyone is so unique and there is so much to be known about one another. I am so thankful for the fact that I am alive and healthy. I have a wonderful, loving family. I am happy with myself for how I treat others. I think there's a lot to be said for that.

My best lesson ever came from losing my father and realizing how precious our short time together was. He was the best teacher in the world. He always taught me that the "Golden Rule" will get me far in life. That has proven to be so true. I try to treat everyone just as I would hope to be treated. This has carried me through many difficult times, and it has helped me carry others through their difficulties as well.

So, I thank my father for such a valuable lesson.