“TOMORROW IS NOT PROMISED”
I know this is a cliché statement that we hear all the time. Nonetheless, the truth is…it’s the truth! We must learn to live and make the most of every moment that we have.
It’s so often that we take life’s moments for granted especially the people around us, even more so the people who are closest to us.
Loving people is one of the greatest gifts that we have been entrusted and it is important that we use this gift to the best of our ability.
Loving people is not identified by simply saying, “I love you”— even though those three words can capture the essence of your Love.
The truest expression of Love is determined by your actions and by the example of your appreciation.
I know I’m not perfect and I have messed up a million times in my life, but one thing that I strive to do better every day is to love people— especially those who are considered enemies.
It is my desire to love not just with my words, but love with my actions. That desire motivates me to make myself available to help people whenever I can. That desire compels me to deny myself many times just to see a smile across someone else’s face.
I want to encourage some one today to love and appreciate the people in your life.
DO NOT TAKE THEM OR WHAT THEY DO FOR GRANTED.
Take a moment to say thank you, take a moment to show your love by giving them a bouquet of roses. Take the opportunity to show your love by cooking a meal, or taking out the garbage, or rubbing their feet. Show your appreciation by returning a favor. Whatever you choose to do—show appreciation.
I love to help people. It’s in my genetic makeup. If there’s something I can do to help you, you better believe I will try my best to do it. I never really knew what it meant to be taken advantage of until I actually got taken advantage of. I’ve been in denial about it for so long, hoping the best and hoping that it’s not true. However, the more I opened my eyes I began to see that I was nothing more than a card that was pulled out when it was time to play the game.
Once I realized that I was nothing more than just an opportunity to be used, my heart was so broken. I never knew that people could use you and not really care about you or your feelings or about what you are doing for them. I was so hurt that it began to change the way that I viewed the person and it pushed me away from them.
Not only did it push me away from them, but it started to affect my view of them.
It hurt my heart to accept the reality of the situation, but I did not like the feeling I felt knowing that I was unappreciated.
So long I have allowed myself to be used and abused, but today I decided to take a stand for myself. I have decided to love myself even more.
I will no longer let you hurt me anymore. And you have helped me to learn even more the importance of showing love and appreciation to all the people in my life. Especially those who are there for me through thick and thin.
So often I hear people say I wish I could have told him how much I love him, or I wish I hugged her more.
Today is the day for you to step out of your comfort zone and love and appreciate the people in your life. I challenge you right now to call that person you haven’t spoke to in a long time. Tell them that you love them and that you appreciate them. Look at your husband and tell him how much you appreciate him. Tell your wife how much you adore her. Tell your ‘boo thang’ how much you care about them. Tell your friends, your co-workers, tell the world….
Tomorrow is not promised.
~ Carpe Diem~