So, yesterday I woke up to that video about “If you only had one week left.” I was bowled over by it, couldn’t stop thinking about it, and wrote about it. Maybe you read it. If not, you can do that here. Then, I went about my day trying very hard to be intentional.
About a week ago, my friend, Lynne, asked me if I’d seen the movie, STILL ALICE. I hadn’t, so I put it on my list, and while I went about doing some things in the kitchen, yesterday, I decided to watch it. It was one of the most difficult movies I’ve ever watched, but so, so poignant. It was as if God decided to give me an example to support yesterday’s theme. Here’s a clip (ignore the foreign sub-titles unless you are reading from India):
Today I am thankful for my mind. My memories. My moments.
They are like fine crystal drops, exquisite, fragile, and when held – lived – carefully, like the precious things they are, they serve to make up the breathtaking chandeliers of our lives. Lit from within, they broadcast prismatic beauty across the faces of all within their sphere.
Don’t take them for granted. Please.
God seems to have given us all some visual aid to drive home a point: Live them, and live them well.
Thanks be to God for his inexpressible gift! ~ 2 Corinthians 9:15 ESV
Whew! That was hard to watch but at the same time fills me with such thankfulness!!
Thank you, Melinda. Brought my mom home to live with us during the last years of her life, watched her slowly fade away as she endured the incredibly difficult symptoms of Alzheimer’s. She loved the Lord and I was able to hold her as He took her home, and I envisioned her mind clearing as she gazed into His face. These experiences definitely cause us to appreciate the things that matter.