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Thursday, September 27, 2012

It's a scary world.

(Note: For those of you who know me in "real life", you may know what I'm talking about in this post. I'm asking you to please not share those details here or on my NSM facebook page. There are some things that I prefer not to discuss in detail here. Thank you.)

In general, I live my life in a happy little bubble. At the moment, my life is relatively drama free. Yes, I have stress, but who doesn't? For the most part, life is good. I feel content and happy and most of all, safe.

And then suddenly, in the blink of an eye, that feeling of safety can be taken away - yanked out from under a person like the proverbial rug. That happened to me yesterday. An incident occurred that shook me to my core and made me realize just how incredibly fragile that feeling of safety can be at times.

Luckily, everyone is fine. No one is sick, no one is injured, no one was physically harmed in any way. We are all fine.

However, that could have all changed in a heartbeat. Our lives could have been forever changed. And it's making me look at things through different eyes.

If you take nothing else from what I write here, please - listen to this:

Never pass up a chance to tell someone you love how you feel. 

Don't take time with your family or friends for granted. 

Live your life with the knowledge that nothing is guaranteed.

Now go. Spread some love. Hug and kiss your babies a little tighter. Call that old friend who has been on your mind lately. Shoot an email to your mother just to let her know that you're thinking about her. Heck, send someone a letter so that there is something besides bills and political leaflets in the mailbox. Take a few minutes to enjoy the sunset, even if you're barreling straight into it at 70mph.

Do it. You won't regret it.


  1. That's so true...there's really not a day that goes by that I'm not thankful....I've had a lot of things happen to me as well...so I'm right there with you *hugs*

    1. This situation could have been so much worse, and I'm so grateful that it wasn't. It's still unfolding, so I can't really say much about it - but the outcome is looking good! :)

  2. Scary stuff, glad that you are all ok. There seems to be some sick people out there in the world. I sometimes think we don't always think about what we really put out there in the world...

    Thanks for sharing this piece of wisdom.

    Big hugs xx

    1. There are definitely sickos. Thankfully this situation is looking to have a good ending - just waiting to find out exactly what that ending is going to be!

  3. Thank you Amy, something that we all need to be reminded of.
    Hugs, Beth


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