Looking back I see mistakes made over a lifetime, I see lessons learned from those mistakes and I also see the faces of those I wish were still here, looking ahead I see possibilities and promises of good things to come, what will happen I don’t know, but I can see the faces of those yet to be born and join our family.
Looking back there are things I should have done differently but now it’s too late to change those things, looking ahead I know which things will definitely not work now, because if it didn’t work then why should it now, I can’t dwell on things that do not matter.
Looking back I see the memories of good times I have had, fun places we have been, and peaceful times shared together, looking forward I see memories yet to be made, fun places we plan to visit, and peaceful times just sitting and enjoying the beautiful life God has given us no matter where that place will be.
Look back and remember where you have been and where you came from, look forward and plan for things that will come your way, opportunities to help you grow and directions to go in preparation of fulfilling your life’s dreams, but live for today because what you have right now is important and will be lost if you look backward or forward too far.
Life is not always easy, we think that we have to look in so many directions to make it work, if we look backwards all of the time we will trip over what is in front of us, and if we look ahead too far the same thing happens because we trip over what we have right now.
Looking ahead and behind is not a bad thing, but remember to look right in front of your own face, because those things and loved ones you are blessed with right now, will be no more than a memory before you realize, if you fail to enjoy them now.
Time marches on and things change whether we see it or not, kids grow up and move on, friends move away, grandbabies are born, friends and loved ones grow old and pass, there is nothing we can do to change these facts of life because this is how it works, all you can do is try to enjoy and love everyone around you while they are here.
Treat everyone with respect and make the kids laugh when they are around, look for the positive in every situation because you never know when a positive outlook just may be needed, and for God’s sake be nice rather than hateful because you never know when it will be the last time you look into that persons eyes, and myself I would rather be remembered with a smile than otherwise.