Saturday, August 9, 2014

The Days Speed By, Each One a Blessing

I am grateful for the privilege of being a Facebook friend of Robert Griffin, III, the quarterback of the Washington Redskins. I know, me and ten bazillion other folks, but RG3 has a good heart and seems to make an earnest effort to stay in touch with his fans and communicate with them.

One post of his I count on receiving every day is this: "Blessed to have another day." What a wonderful reminder: Every day we have in this life is something to treasure and a God-given opportunity to seize. Perhaps even more so as we age, the days seem to rush by. Sometimes it all seems to be a blur. Our days get consumed with visits to doctors, medical clinics, physical therapy and such, or perhaps the need for some part-time paid work to make ends meet. Amid such pressures, we need to pause, take deep breaths, and focus on what is most important in our lives.

Although hectic, this past week gave me such an opportunity with all four of our grandchildren gathered for some summer fun. A night-time swim at the community pool with our senior-most granddaughter, visiting from Tennessee and celebrating a Sweet Sixteen birthday, was a memory-maker. It was great to witness the kids bonding and to see them all doing the cannonballs into the pool followed by much laughter. This was indeed a day -- and a week -- we were blessed to have.

Now, the humidity and the thunderstorms have returned and may be around for most of the coming week. Superdawg and I are going to have to work at getting back into a good walking routine. No matter, each time we are able to greet the dawning of a new day will be a high privilege and time to be savored not squandered.

                              © Robert G. Holland 2014

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