Friday, December 11, 2015

At this moment

The view from the grandstand is different from the playing field.

It's very easy when we're fit and healthy as a middle-aged man to gibber about how we're going to live forever or at least to the century mark.  My father did the same.  He was physically strong and had a sharp mind.  He would have been a safe bet to make of him joining the growing ranks of centenarians in America.

Then a rare form of cancer struck, or rather became apparent, and he quickly passed away at age 86 years.  There was no cancer history in his family.

So we'll all get our turn and a small slice of humble pie rather than a giant serving of ego cake about our longevity and how much time we have remaining on planet earth may actually help us cultivate a healthy mindset of this precious day of life with which we've been blessed with at this moment.

Pax Domini sit semper vobiscum

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