I can’t take credit for this but I love the message!
I admit, I’m not what you would call a “risk-taker”. I won’t be jumping out of a plane anytime soon. You won’t find me climbing the side of a cliff or hang gliding (is that still a thing?). I don’t think that doing those things is the definition of living your life. If you enjoy that, more power to you. It just isn’t me.
I heard this sentence in a Sunday sermon of all places. It was the year anniversary of my dads passing and even though the priest was doing a bit of rambling, he came up with this gem. I thought is was so appropriate for what has been going on for the past year and a half, how things have been handled and, moving forward, should be.
One thing the priest said that really made sense is every time we get into a car, whether driving or as a passenger, we are taking a chance on getting hurt or dying. There is a risk yet we don’t think twice about having to use a car to get from one place to another. However if you forget your mask you are really risking your life!
We have one life to live. This doesn’t mean you aren’t going to take precautions or just do one dangerous thing after another. However, living your life, IMHO, isn’t about living in fear and staying “quarantined” because the government tells you that is best. Yes, take precautions when dealing with a virus. As I have said many times before, viruses have been around for a long time and will be around a long time after covid has passed. Avoiding living your life isn’t going to make it any better. We took many precautions during the last summer with my dad around. He knew there was a virus but also knew time was precious. Some may say we didn’t take all the precautions we should have, and that’s fine. We were able to have an incredible time living a life, and wouldn’t change a bit of it.
Until next time…#eatthedamnsalad