(#360) Embrace Life’s Fragility

A reminder to appreciate.

Attending the screening premier last week reminded me of life’s fragility. In a good way.

Embracing the fragility recognizes that this part of the journey is limited.  The embrace, for me, brings appreciation and respect.  It, also, nudges me to treasure the precious life source rather than focus on fear and what-ifs.

Over the course of our lifetime we do a lot, see a lot, gather a lot, read a lot, work a lot, write a lot, plan a lot, talk a lot, tweet a lot, post a lot, Instagram a lot, and ____ (you fill in the blank). Each one of those experiences represents a dot on your lifeline. We have gathered thousands of those dots on our journey. And we will gather thousands more. What, however, do we do with those dots?

A colleague of mine from California wonders if we spend too much time collecting dots and not enough time connecting those dots.

Are the dots in our lives meaningful? Do we savor and appreciate them? Do we discern? Or do we just collect?

I used to challenge my students to pause often and examine what they were doing with their education and experiences.  Why were they doing what they were doing?  Did their goals involve building a transcript or constructing and living a meaningful and worthwhile life?

Take a moment this week and reflect on the dots.


Video recommendation for the week.

Sting sings, “How fragile we are. How fragile we are.”

A reminder to appreciate.

Hug your life.


Make it an inspiring week and H.T.R.B. as needed.

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6 Responses to (#360) Embrace Life’s Fragility

  1. Kathy Tuerk says:

    Love the reminder. Happy Easter.

    On Sun, Apr 16, 2017 at 7:22 AM Steve Piscitelli wrote:

    > stevepiscitelli posted: “A reminder to appreciate. Attending the screening > premier last week reminded me of life’s fragility. In a good way. Embracing > the fragility recognizes that this part of the journey is limited. The > embrace, for me, brings appreciation and respect. It” >

    Like

  2. Hope all is well in your world, Kathy.

    Like

  3. Mimi Folk says:

    Lovely post … so very true!

    Liked by 1 person

  4. marianbeaman says:

    This fragile sea creature is a great metaphor for what we know but often overlook. I’ll try to connect more dots today, Steve!

    Liked by 1 person

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