Devotions from Judy’s heart
It is the little things that we are given to enjoy that we often overlook and take for granted.
I wanted to share what I received about Lisa Beamer – If you remember, she’s the wife of Todd Beamer who said ‘Let’s Roll!’ and helped take down the plane over Pennsylvania that was
heading for Washington, DC back on 9/11.
She said it’s the little things that she misses most about Todd, such as hearing the garage door open as he came home, and her children running to meet him.
Lisa recalled a special high school teacher she had whose hubby died of a sudden heart attack. One day the teacher shared with the class that each of us is put here on earth to learn, share, love, appreciate and give of ourselves.None of us knows when this fantastic experience will end. It can be taken away at any moment. So it’s important to make the most out of every single day. She asked them from now on, as they went to and from school, that they find something beautiful to notice. It didn’t have to be something they saw, it could be a scent, perhaps of freshly baked bread wafting out of someone’s house, or it could be the sound of the breeze slightly rustling the leaves in the trees, or the way the morning light catches one colorful leaf as it falls gently to the ground. But they were to look for these things, and cherish them. For, although it may sound trite, these things are the “stuff” of life. After that Lisa noticed more things on her way home from school and she never forgot the message of that teacher. As we get older, it is not the things we did that we often regret, but the things we didn’t do.
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”
May we enjoy the things the Lord has put before and savor and enjoy them.