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Recently I heard a statement that I could really relate to.  You know how you can hear words expressed and not think much about them ... and then you hear something that brings poignant truth straight to your heart.

"Life is about timing... and timing is everything in love and in loss...."

When I look backwards in my life it only confirms that.  I am still amazed at the perfect timing in meeting Edd.  How we almost lost touch, but then reconnected.  About the rightness of it all.  How I believe we were put together for something of eternal worth... much bigger than we could have imagined, for a special purpose and time.  For both of us.  Though I miss him no less each day, he is still with me... and it's a warm comfortable place in my heart where I sense his love still...

I'm not naturally a patient person when I want something to happen.  But some of the best things that have come to me in my life came unexpectedly... and were dropped in my lap.

Timing.

I'm grateful for the lessons I've learned and how it's changing me.... where it's leading me.

It's leading me to embrace more of what is eternal and less of what is temporary.  It's pressing me to not fret the small stuff and really see what is before me and whether it has value or not.  To take the time.  It's made me see how so much of what people do in this life is chasing after the wind.  Chasing after things that really don't satisfy.

I've always been grounded, but it's upped the ante... or raised the bar... for seeing what is important and what is not.  It's solidifying my values.

Our society is way out of control with its consumerism and we've just lost touch with what contentment and satisfaction is all about... with a lifestyle that knows how to love simple things and enjoy moments.  We think we need more and more stuff to be happy when that has nothing to do with happiness at all.

Anyway... back to timing.... I'll say it again....

Timing is everything in love and loss...

That truth gives me faith and courage for the days ahead.

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Comment by missincin (Dan) on November 19, 2013 at 6:47am

Katjames; I agree with you. I was always told "stop and smell the roses" enjoy what we have. Life then became about STUFF. Need more stuff, want newer stuff. Funny how you don't see it until its gone. With all the stuff I've acquired over the years the only things of value to me are my son and my memories. I'm now the elder saying to the younger people in my family. Stop and smell the roses. They in turn show me a picture on their smart phone of a rose and laugh. Makes understanding life a little easier.

Comment by laurajay on November 18, 2013 at 1:26pm

Dear  katjames.  It is interesting to reflect on the fact that here and now on earth  timing does seem to be everything in love in loss in life...Yet as believers  we know that life here after  will be eternal  and time will have no meaning at all  It will not exist in any measurable state.  lj

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