Everyday is a gift. I was thinking that today as I thought of people feeling loss today. As I prayed for the grieving. As I got a message that a coworker passed away.

Everyday is a gift. And every life matters.

All of us grapple during the day to day, and our minds are full of “stuff.”

Stuff like worry, disorganization, procrastination, sadness, guilt, perfectionism, second guessing…again.

And this stuff weighs us down, and becomes a record in our head. The longer it plays, the more accustomed we get to it.

And we forget that life is happening right there.

Right in front of us.

And I wondered about those last moments…would that record be playing?

Because many times…a lot of times, I don’t know what is going to happen. You never know when “this time” is the last time- that stuff is just stuff.

But this life…is a gift.

You are a gift.

So today I give thanks for life. And I pray that today we can love a little better, forgive a little quicker, and live a little fuller. I know it’s all touchy feely but that’s what I got.

Thank you for being a part of my Real.

Thank you for being a part of my everyday.