07 June, 2011
What has become of us? All we do is scurry from one appointment to another, from one chore to another, from one day to another. We don’t stop to appreciate what’s around us, the seasons, each other. We rarely take time for ourselves and it seems we don’t even have enough time in the day to stop and breathe.
The Boy said to me this morning…”All I can think is how exhausted I am. I don’t have any time for anything and the most depressing part is…that’s the way my life will be forever.”
I was so shocked by that statement coming from someone so young and so inexperienced with the real world. I wish I could have disagreed with him. The only words of wisdom I could muster were “Don’t let your life get out of control now or you’ll never recover. You’re young enough to change your destiny.”
I wish I believed what I said to be true. As much as I like to believe we are in charge of our destiny, I’m becoming a doubter – at least for today. I’m still hopeful for tomorrow.