What’s Important to You?

Have you ever asked yourself what is truly important to you; not to others or not what you think others would have you to say, but what is truly of value and of importance to you?  For me, I think the answer(s) to that question changes with time and age. At the age of sixteen, I think we might list our value and importance on friends, acceptance, school work, and having a good time with minimum damage!  However, I’m not so sure that those same things are not still important today; at the age of fifty-five.  For me, friends are still very much an important part of my life. We all want to be loved and accepted by those around us.  We have simply exchanged school work for house work, and we still like having a good time with minimum damage to our hips, knees, back, and shoulders! With this philosophy in mind, I suppose life can be described as a course of repetitive cycles.  The Bible even teaches us about “seasons” of life. Seasons of joy, seasons of sorrows, seasons of gathering, and seasons of letting go. You might conclude with a life time of practice that we would be able to handle these various “seasons” in our lives with more confidence and assurance that whatsoever the state of being at the presence, “This too shall pass.”  Knowing and accepting that things won’t and don’t stay the same forever in our lives is allowing Wonderful Wisdom to take up residency within our hearts and mind.  “What’s important to Me? My answer…Today is important to me.”  Whatever it is that I am doing in the present moment is important.  I am alive and this day is important. Whatever it is that you are doing at the present moment might not be the grandest or most exciting thing you’ve ever done, but it is important. The task of emptying the dishwasher, cleaning the bathrooms, folding clothes, buying groceries, washing the car, or mowing the lawn all become precious and important because the day is precious and important. When we think on life and its importance in this manner, each day lived becomes more and more special and important. Today, you might be doing tasks around your home, or you might be traveling to visit a friend or loved one, or you might be sitting beside the ocean somewhere, no matter what you are doing just remember that whatever it is…Today is Important… Wisdom gently reminds us that we might not have tomorrow. So, we learn to live in the gift of life called Today… Now, ask yourself…What’s Important to you?

Remember, God Loves You.

Lin T. Rollins, Author


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