Thursday, October 20, 2005

On life after death...

Those of you who also read Kate's blog have probably already seen and contributed to her discussion yesterday on spirits, angels and whether or not there is life after death. I bet Kate had no idea how much her post was going to touch people!

I just could not stop thinking about this yesterday! Or this morning for that matter... Funny how timing works too. Driving home from work last night I was listening to the radio and they played the new Brooks and Dunn song "I Believe". A few of the lyrics just stopped me in my tracks:

I can't quote the book
The chapter or the verse
You can't tell me it all ends
In a slow ride in a hearse
You know I'm more and more convinced
The longer that I live
Yeah, this can't be
No, this can't be
No, this can't be all there is


Coincidence? Or maybe it's just that everyone has been thinking and questioning lately. Between the terrorism, the natural disasters and the illness I know I for one have been brought face to face with thoughts of my own mortality lately.

It seems I've moved on from that invincible feeling of youth into something more. Something that makes me take into account the outcome of my actions. And of my inactions. I've always said that I never wanted to end my life with something left unsaid or undone. I think it's why I almost always end conversations with my mother in "I love you" and why I spend a great deal of time thinking up ways to express to my friends and loved ones how much they truly mean to me.

And while I'm at it I'll give you the three little words that *I* live by.

"Actions Speak Louder."

And y'all? They do.

2 comments:

kate said...

I'm always so glad when something I post about resonates with someone. :)

Is it coincidence when something like that song pops up just when you've been thinking about the subject? I don't know. Sometimes I think there are no coincidences. It is very important to always let the ones you love know how much because you never know when you'll be yaanked away from them. Good for you Tiff.

Michele said...

I absolutely agree with Kate about always letting your loved ones now how much you care, you never know when your last chance to say it will be.