Life really is short. I am waking to this reality in a new way lately. My mom has been diagnosed with stage 4 colon cancer. I never dreamed we'd be facing the possibility of her dying any time soon. In a moment, all the plans change. She is the closest person to me other than my husband and children.
It's shocking. It's eye-opening. It makes all the time we worry about stupid things so empty. She has taught me so much. She gave me a love for art and talent for portraits. She also gave me faith. I see much how hers grips her. But, she loves. She gives.
Life is short. We only have this very short time to enjoy, love, learn, embrace, teach, inspire, and be a little part of this universe.
My goal is to spend it well. I hope to share with others what I have learned. Yet, I have a sense of relief that I can only do so much. There is no eternal pressure, only love for others.