The cost of a Beautiful Day.

November 28, 2013


I was on my way back from my trip to Peru last week and we had a three hour layover in Dallas on November 22, 50 years since the assassination of John Kennedy.  And it was cold.  Not cool….. cold.  When we flew in it was 3 degrees Celsius and raining, it was warmer in Halifax!  But the weather got me pondering.  If it had of been 3 degrees and raining 50 years ago, JFK and Jackie would not have been sitting up high in an open convertible and perhaps this year he would have been celebrating his 94th birthday.
But because it was a beautiful day, life changed for JFK, his widow, Lee Harvey Oswald and Jack Ruby.    
And once again I realized how fragile and fleeting life can be.  God’s word says, “ life is like the morning fog, it’s here a little while and then it’s gone.” 
As fleeting as life might be, it is the life that was given to each of us to make a difference in our world.  So, the question is: do you live your life in such a way that when it’s gone you’ll have no regrets?  There are no mulligans in life, and I don’t want my last thoughts to be “If only. . .”  Have a great week and remember: To see what is really possible, you will have to attempt the impossible.