24 January 2010

In a blink of a moment.

In a blink of a moment, your life can be turned upside down.
In a blink of moment, those that you hold most precious can be taken away.
In a blink of moment, the thing you though you could count on could fall apart.

My friend Theresa's mother, Pauline, was in a serious car accident today. Her very life is in danger at the worst. At the best, she might be paralyzed for life and have serious brain injury.

It's a constant reminder that we need to examine our lives. Do we live the best life we could have lived? Or did we hold ourselves back? Did we love like we should have? Or did we hate more than enough times.

I know one thing for sure. When the life of someone vibrant could be changed so drastically in a heartbeat, we need to start making sure that every heartbeat that we live is a life worth living.

2 comments:

Rebecca on The Homefront said...

I'm so sorry to hear that. :( You're right, times like these bring us up short and remind us of what's important in life. I hope for the best for Pauline.

Joanna said...

It's so true that life is fragile and can change in an instant... and it's just sad that it takes something like this to remind us of that.

We're all guilty of taking this (and the people around us) for granted, so this definitely serves as an important reminder...

I hope Pauline's prognosis improves...