Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Honoring Christina Taylor Greene

Our nation suffered a tragedy this weekend when a man shot into a crowd and killed six people and wounded several more.  One person who died was Christina Taylor Greene, a nine year old girl.  She was a very special person who already had developed a keen sense for wanting to help make our world a better place.  Wow, at nine years old.  She had already been on her way to her goal by being a member of student council in her school.  People (kids) who run for this job do so because they want to see positive change in their environment and believe they can make a difference.  She lived her very short life with purpose.  To honor her, I propose that we make sure that we live our lives with purpose.  We need to make sure that our days matter.

None of us know when our last day of life will be.  It's truly a mystery to all of us.  Most everyone goes through their day mundanely.  What if you knew today was it for you, that you had no tomorrows; what would you do today?  Well, most of  us  take today for granted.  What I'm proposing is that you make today a purposeful day.

I'm not saying to do something big, like run for office;  what I am saying is take all those small things in our day and make them matter.

I honor Christina by going through my closet and donating cloths I know someone else could use.  I honor her by truly taking in my surroundings while walking.  I don't want to take for granted the beautiful day that we had.  I honor her by remembering those people who honored me with their special gifts, such as a smile.

Give purpose and meaning to what you are doing.  Take a few minutes today to remember what you did.  If you can't think of anything you did with purpose and meaning, then make sure that tomorrow you live  it with  these two important qualities that make life worth living.


Sara (from Saving for Someday) said...

In the aftermath of tragedy we're reminded of the delicate balance we walk every day. We're also reminded of the amazing things that we as everyday people can do. Thank you for this gentle reminder to live, not like we're dying, but truly like we're living!

Anonymous said...

This is very lovely. I promise to join you.

Mel said...

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog. If you do try the cookies, they are so yummy.:)

I sat and cried this weekend, listening to the parents of this beautiful, precious child. It's just so sad. Thank you for this post.

Anonymous said...

yes, this is a sad day and I agree with you....I'll make it a good day

Anonymous said...

This is so sad. My family and I will be praying for her family and all of the other wounded from this tragic event.

Jodi Rall