Posted by: ritagone | May 15, 2019

Life Changing Moments

Life proved to me yet again this past weekend that your situation can change from one moment to the next, from one hour to another.

All’s well now, but for a time on Friday, I wondered if things would ever be the same, if there wasn’t occurring a sea change in my life that was going to be monumental.

So with everything mostly back to normal, I can look back and ponder the consequences of “what might have happened” and “what could have been,” think about a new road I might be traveling on even today, and thank God that that’s not the case.  But somewhere out there there is a woman – or a man – whose road has been changed, shifted in the blink of an eye, and now I can sympathize much more tenderly with that person.

What I experienced over this past weekend makes me want to savor life all the more, to be appreciative of each day, each hour, each moment.  Because truly we don’t know, first of all, if that moment or hour might be our last.  Or if they might be changed irrevocably out from under us.

So stop right now and be thankful, tell God what you appreciate about the life and circumstances you have, and be grateful.

Because you have no guarantee that by the end of this day your life will be the same as it is while you’re reading this at this moment.  I’m not trying to be morbid or depressing; I’m just saying that we have no control over the world around us, the people we love, or the circumstances that can affect our world and those people.



  1. Amen

  2. Rita- Your experience, perhaps a temporary physical or emotional derailing from your “normal,” got me thinking. I can relate to “usual”- the stuff I always do or the way I usually feel- but normal is not too familiar. Life’s interruptions are constant: illness, divorce, betrayal, grief over loss, car accidents, job loss, child estrangement, financial instability, depression and more. To many of us- that’s normal. God’s Grace and mercy have been the stabilizers that have the power to restore us to the place where we can function again and carve a new path through the mess of our lives. That promise of His help is what sustains us. I praise him that you are back on solid ground with a new appreciation for your blessings.

    “On Christ the solid rock I stand, all other ground is sinking sand”.

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