I walked into the building, late Thursday afternoon …a place of great familiarity, a place that has become my home away from home…and the answer to one question placed a wedge in my heart…it changed my whole view.
Earlier that day I received an email explaining that one of the trainers needed coverage…I felt uneasy in my spirit…anxious—especially because that was unlike him. The email did not offer too much information, so I really didn’t know what to think.
I entered the Y, and saw a huge card on the desk and I saw his name…So I hesitantly asked the front desk clerk what happened and I learned that he had a heart attack.
The news came as a severe blow to the gut, as I felt the wind leave my body. I took in a deep breath of air, widened my eyes and relaxed my eyebrows as they reflexively sought to disobey.
Tuesday evening, there we were talking… my trainer friend, sister and I…him wondering where I’ve been, as he hadn’t seen me in a while. He advised my sister and me on how to do correct squats as we were determined to complete our 100 squats for the day.
As usual, he playfully picks on me and that Tuesday was no different. He would always tell me that I smile too much. Lol. That always made me smile harder…sometimes I would even laugh out loud.
He started to bust my chops and I told him that he missed me, and he said….”yea…I miss picking on you alright…” I just smiled.
Seeing him always brightened my day.
Just like that…that same Tuesday night, he had a heart attack. Thank God, he is ok and will prayerfully heal back to full strength.
The news was a mere reminder that life is fleeting. We are here today and gone tomorrow.
It’s time to live without fear or reservation. It’s time to let go of the selfishness that has so many of us wrapped up in chains of steel, handcuffed to the pole called “ME”.
At the same time, you have to find your balance in life, living to the fullest, but listening to your body when it cries out for rest.
Sickness, disease, and death is no respecter of persons.
It’s time to let go of the past experiences that cling on to our ankles like weights, slowing us down as we try to propel forward.
It’s time to forgive all those who may have hurt you as unforgiveness actually destroys you more than it destroys them.
It’s time to give the mandated attention that is due to your family and friends… all those whom you cherish…
Why? You’re here today, but who says you’ll be here tomorrow?
Your tomorrow may never come.
This has been an eye-opener for me.
I’m so grateful that my friend has his life, but that may not be everyone’s story.
Here today, gone tomorrow…
Swim…aim high…love…keep searching until you find your best you…
Live your best life every day that you have breath!!!