It is a brisk October morning with a warm day in the forecast tomorrow, the weather is an amazing thing, especially along the Great Lakes. My thoughts and prayers go out to all effected by Hurricane Matthew, the devastation and loss on the news each day is heart breaking. I hope you will join me in praying for the people and communities only beginning to look to their new futures.
This week for T.O.P.'s Tuesday I want to take a moment to remind everyone to "seize the day". Originally I was going to share a scene from Dead Poet's Society but found this beautiful song and think it's message is more powerful. What does the phrase or mantra, "seize the day", have to do with remembering my sister, Heidi Allen? It's a gentle reminder that our tomorrow or even five minutes from now aren't a guarantee. This is a fact so why do so many people say and do things they regret? Why do some carry unforgiveness and hate in their hearts? Why do some people not let their loved ones know how much they mean to them and are loved?
I don't have the answers to these questions and I'm guilty at times of saying or doing things I regret. Although this is something I, we, struggle with, don't dismay. It simply means we are human BUT we have a choice. Instead of carrying on or dwelling on the negative we can focus on the positive and live with a "seize the day" mindset. God is the only one who knows when we, or our loved ones, will breath the last breath here on earth.
Today, I encourage you to seize the day and keep a positive focus. Our womens' Bible study this past month focused on some of these aspects and after our study last night, I know there is a group of women more determined to live this mindset. What about you?
What will you seize today?
Lisa M Buske
P.O. Box 323