Dying Man’s Daily Journal – The little things in life

I received this email. i haven’t verified where it came from or any such. The message is one I just had to share:
Lisa Beamer on Good Morning America – If you remember, she’s the  wife of Todd Beamer who said ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane  over Pennsylvania that was heading for Washington,  DC back on 9/11.
She said it’s the little things that she misses most  about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and  her children running to meet him.

Lisa recalled this  story

“I had a very special teacher in high school  many years ago whose husband died suddenly of a heart attack. About a  week after his death, she shared some of her insight with a classroom of  students. As the late

afternoon sunlight came streaming in through the  classroom
windows and the class was nearly over, she moved a few  things
aside on the edge of her desk and sat down there.
With a gentle look of reflection on her face, she  paused and said, ‘Class is over, I would like to share with all of you,  a thought that is unrelated to class, but which I feel is very important.  Each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give  of ourselves. None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment.
Perhaps this is  the power’s way of telling us that we must make the most out of every single  day. Her eyes, beginning to water, she went on, ‘So I would like you all to make me a promise. From now on, on your way to  school,
or on your way home, find something beautiful to notice.
It doesn’t have to be something you see, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or  it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the  trees, or the way the morning light catches one autumn leaf as it falls  gently to the ground. Please look for these things, and cherish them. For,  although it may sound trite to some, these things are the “stuff” of life. The little things we are put here on earth to enjoy. The things we often  take for granted.
The class was completely quiet. We  all picked up our books and filed out of the room silently. That afternoon, I noticed more things on my way home from school than I had that whole  semester. Every once in a while, I think of that teacher and remember what  an impression she made on all of us, and I try to appreciate all of those things that sometimes we all overlook.
Take  notice of something special you see on your lunch hour today. Go barefoot.  Or walk on the beach at sunset. Stop off on the way home tonight to get a  double dip ice cream cone. For as we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t  do.
If you like this, please pass it on to a friend, if not just delete it and go on with your life! Life is not measured by  the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath  away.” HAVE A GREAT DAY!
GOD Bless you every day of your life.

2 Responses to Dying Man’s Daily Journal – The little things in life

  1. rangewriter says:

    Thanks for sharing.

    You are welcome

  2. Irene says:

    Dear Bill,
    Oh, I love it when it’s your birthday!!! I love surprising the unexpecting with the unexpected!!!! I try to keep that going for the other days of the year, but sometimes I lose focus on what’s really important and I too get greedy with my time and energy. It’s a work in progress…Thinking of you often…Praying for you always, Wiseman.

    Hey there Irene, I know I can always count on you for a wonderful present. Thank you for your efforts in trying to keep it going every day. Now if we could all do that, what do you think the world would be like.
    Please let me know what you come up with.

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