Life... can be taken away at any moment

by Cheryl J
(MI)

Got this in an email from my Uncle today. Pretty insiteful:

I had a very special teacher in high school many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack.

About a week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of students.

As the late afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the classroom windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few things aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.

With a gentle look of reflection on her face,she paused and said, 'Class is over. I would like to share with all of you, a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.

Each of us is put here on earth to learn,share,love, appreciate and give of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end.

It can be taken away at any moment.

Perhaps this is heaven's way of telling us that we should make the most out of every single day.

Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, 'So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to school, or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.

It doesn't have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone's house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish
them.

For, although it may sound trite to some, these things are the "stuff" of life - The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy... The things we often take for granted.

The class was completely quiet. We all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole semester.

Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.

Take notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot. Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a double dip ice cream cone.

For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn't do.

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Life...can be taken away at any moment
by: Anonymous

Thank you for sharing.

I get it
by: Paul

I get it. Thank you.

NICE
by: Sharyn~~~CANADA

Thanks for sharing~

appeciating life!
by: Anonymous

i enjoyed reading your lovely story ! It opened my eyes too!

Your experience is very true! we need to cherish of all the things in the earth, it does not matter how small it is!

We only have one life to live in this beautiful earth !

Thank you for sharing!

Thank You
by: Anonymous

What you said can stand alone without anything else, other than - thank you.

Wise Teacher
by: Irwin

Cheryl:

Your teacher was wise indeed. We had our wake-up call, so to speak, in 2004 and try our darnedst to make the best of each day. Life, as we know it, is short to say the least. Thanks for sharing.

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