Friday, February 20, 2009

eternal vibrations

I wanted to further my thoughts from yesterday. One other key point that was brought up in the message Wednesday night is if you had thirty days to live, would you begin to regret more? Would you begin to treat those around you differently, knowing how little time you had left? Edwin Hubbel Chapin once said, "Every action in our lives touches on some chord that will vibrate in eternity." Every action, no matter how important or seemingly insignificant has the potential to either affect only you or countless others as well. If you did have only thirty days, wouldn't you strive to make every action touch someone else?
It can be so easy for us to let such a concept feel overwhelming and therefore we do nothing to change our lifestyle. It's by acts of random kindness (ARK - Evan Almighty) that we can begin to slowly take the focus off us (since we do tend to be a little self-centered) and onto others. Instead of such a task seeming daunting, we should let it challenge us to each day, find creative ways to touch someone else. It is then that we are SPENDING our time instead of merely LIVING it.

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