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Live As If Today Matters

Posted by on July 30, 2012

I had a different post planned for today. But over the weekend, I was catching up on some blogs and Facebook pages that I follow. I discovered that a fellow blogger had recently been in a car accident, in which her husband had been killed and she and her two boys had been seriously injured. And I was struck by the fragility of life.

I was reminded that we aren’t promised tomorrow, but we do have today. God tells us “Do not boast about tomorrow, for you do not know what a day may bring” (Proberbs 27:1). We don’t know the number of days we or any of our loved ones have, so we have to live like today matters.

So, today, I want to encourage you to live like there’s no tomorrow. Focus on the things that matter, and let the things that don’t just fade to the background.

Hug your kids.

Kiss your spouse.

Say I love you frequently.

Stop what you’re doing to play¬†a game with your child.

Do something silly.

Laugh out loud — often.

Pray.

Listen.

Call an old friend.

Celebrate the little stuff.

Tell someone about Jesus.

Make it a habit to say “I love you” before anyone leaves the house.

Let go of anger.

Don’t sweat the small stuff.

Actively look for beauty.

When the clock strikes midnight, the day is over, and we can never get it back. Live today as though it matters — because it does.

Linking up today with The Better Mom and Graceful.

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