This topic was brought to the Loose Blogger Consortium by Will Knott. It is fascinating to see a group of people blog on the same topic at the same time and I encourage you to use the clickable links on the right to see what the others have done with this topic. After you read this, of course!
It very seldom happens to me – how many men have begun a sentence that way? – but last night I wrote a post on this topic and it was truly dreadful. In my own eyes it was dreadful, that is how truly awful it was. So, I decided it was better to be late than awful.
So, as is my way (and a few others of our group), I just cast the topic to the universe or my subconscious - which really are not separate – to see what would return. As our Bible says, cast your bread upon the water. This is the haul that I brought in:
1. We had a crash landing right across the Bay from us which caught the attention of the world. They smacked a Korean jet into the sea wall separating the runway area from the water. They were extremely lucky they did not kill everyone, but the news just came in that another passenger, the third, has died. The story here is that you must pay attention right to the completion of the landing, for until you are fully down, it’s not over yet. But, for the dead, it unfortunately is.
2. I just received word a half hour ago that the only girl in my elementary school class has had cancer spread to her bones and that she will need to go to a nursing home. I am so hoping and praying that it is not over yet.
3. On a lighter note, my solution for a customer seemed complete last night. Unfortunately, it wasn’t complete and it has taken me all day to finish it to full satisfaction. It was not over yet.
4. John Madden is a legendary coach and TV sports broadcast personality in America and lives locally. He has a program each morning on the local station. One of the things he has talked about is retirement and he says that a person should not look at retirement until it is time to fully retire – then do it! – because it is ineffective and makes you unhappy to have one foot in each world. I am thinking he is right and my work life is not over yet!
5. And, last, how do you know when your mission is complete? If you are still alive, IT’S NOT OVER YET!