Life is fragile. Yesterday we were breathing, and today we are not. Tomorrow is not promised, for today is all we have. We often forget how to live, so we exist in our man-made worlds of how we want our lives to be. It's alright to dream, but in order to avoid delusions, we must wake up to face reality, in order to live. We spend quality time reminiscing of the past, rehashing what could have been, instead of what is - and moving on. The sand in the hour glass does not stop flowing because we are depressed, or decide to put our lives on hold to cry or vent our frustrations. It does not wait for us to regroup our thoughts, say our goodbye's, or regret our mistakes; it just keeps flowing, as life is designed to do. Life is short, and we have been given one life to live. We must learn how to live our lives as fruitful as possible, because to die - takes no effort or training at all.
Realizing that our Heavenly Father is our life, and the light that shines in darkness, we need to embrace his ever presence as our true comforter, and the only one who can give us a true understanding of him. Embracing life will bring us closer to this reality. Life can be heaven, or it can be hell. These are not places we go after we die. We are already there, depending on our spiritual understanding. Life is truly wonderful once we learn to accept the hand that feed us, guide us, and teach us. It's okay to stumble and fall, especially when you know you will be helped to your feet again. No need to curse the rock you stumbled upon, for it is the same rock and cornerstone that erects the houses we live in, and who gives us the faith we need to carry us through.
Embrace your shortcomings, so you can learn how to be stronger. Embrace your imperfections, so you may learn humility. Embrace your weaknesses, so you may gain strength. Embrace your persecutions, so you will gain faith. Learn how to receive instruction, so that you can help others. Embrace life, so that you may live today, for tomorrow will take care of its own!