Seize Life

“After Sandy left her mark on NYC, The Empire State Building leads the way to tomorrow” quote and photo by Casey Fulgenzi

What would you do for a living if you could do anything you wanted to do? I’m convinced more and more that my dear husband would be a meteorologist. This week he has been glued to the TV watching Superstorm Sandy develop. He has done an excellent job reporting on this storm to me and my family. I would hire him as a meteorologist! David can now go back to his day job. Superstorm Sandy has passed.

Superstorm Sandy may have passed, but this storm has left devastation and destruction in its path.  For so many, the hard work now begins–the clean-up!!  I have dear friends, Tony and Tonya, who are volunteers for the Red Cross and are en route to New Jersey. Here’s a note she wrote:

Overnighting in a hotel…more than likely the last comfy bed we’ll see in a while. Traveling with 3 other folks from our local Red Cross chapter.  No air service available, so we are in a van, driving to our headquarters, at least for the time being, in Tinton Falls NJ. Who knows where we’ll end up? Or what we’ll wind up doing?  Here’s to another adventure…..for the next 12 days.

My friends are doing what they love!!!

Thinking about my friends heading up to the aftermath of Sandy, makes me look at the day ahead differently.   How will I spent the precious gift of time I am given today?  Maybe I can’t go to New Jersey to help with the aftermath of the storm, but I’m sure if I open my eyes I will see storms and the aftermath of storms all around me. I am sure that someone in my life today could use a hug.

How can I look at today as an adventure? How can I do what I love today even in the context of the mundane or the tasks that I don’t really love (like cleaning the toilet or sweeping the floor)?

Ecclesiastes 9:7-10 – Seize life! Eat bread with gusto, Drink wine with a robust heart. Oh yes—God takes pleasure in your pleasure! Dress festively every morning. Don’t skimp on colors and scarves. Relish life with the spouse you love each and every day of your precarious life. Each day is God’s gift. It’s all you get in exchange for the hard work of staying alive. Make the most of each one! Whatever turns up, grab it and do it. And heartily!

Today is a gift!!

Here’s a little video of one of my friends in NYC right before the storm hit (she and her hubby are fine although without power).  Sometimes you just need to have a little fun, even in the midst of a storm!!

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