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Life and GOD

 

There is no right formula for Life except to live it well as can be.

Living well has no formula either.

It is unique to every individual and without judgement.

 

My sister has stage 4 cancer.

She ate very well, a vegetarian and conscious eater for many years.

There were bad moments in her younger years but those habits stopped when she made a decision to come clean.

 

My father is 94 years old.  He has been in dialysis for 7 years now.

He’s practically outlived most of his good friends.

He has surpassed the life span of dialysis which usually works up to 5 years.

 

My good friend Anette was only 44 years old when she passed away.

She was an amazingly good hearted and good natured person.

Although she had a weak heart and was on dialysis as she had lost both her kidneys.

She’s had a few close calls with life before she eventually passed away.

 

So, I ask myself, “what is the right formula for life?”

Eat well, live a healthy lifestyle?  Be a good person with a good attitude? 

 

My father, being a doctor of medicine, ate everything that was not good for the body but to date shows no sign of giving up on life.

My sister fights for her life everyday as she battles cancer.  It’s like walking on eggs every single day.

My friend never stood a fighting chance when her heart caved in on her.  She suffered and struggled for months.

 

As I put the year 2020 to a close, I asked myself, “what is the right formula for life?”

I don’t have an answer to this question, however, there is only one thing I know for sure.

That is, placing GOD in the center of my life, every single day that I begin and end my days.

Comments 5

 
Rosy Cole on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 13:51

I had a very close call myself, healthwise, earlier this year, Rina, and by nothing less than a miracle of prayer came through for a further stretch of Life. Like you, what I pray is that the Lord be all in all. I know no one else suffers by that, but that they are blessed the greater. And I know that a thankful, praising heart is the endless beginning of all wisdom.

So glad you came back to us and thanks again for the peaceful artwork.

God bless.

x

I had a very close call myself, healthwise, earlier this year, Rina, and by nothing less than a miracle of prayer came through for a further stretch of Life. Like you, what I pray is that the Lord be all in all. I know no one else suffers by that, but that they are blessed the greater. And I know that a thankful, praising heart is the endless beginning of all wisdom. So glad you came back to us and thanks again for the peaceful artwork. God bless. x
Rosy Cole on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 16:22

I so wish you and yours a blessed Christmas Season in all your struggles. We can be surprised by Joy even in the dark times. I didn't know about your sister, but had been wondering how your father was doing. A lot for you, too, to cope with. Prayers coming your way. X

I so wish you and yours a blessed Christmas Season in all your struggles. We can be surprised by Joy even in the dark times. I didn't know about your sister, but had been wondering how your father was doing. A lot for you, too, to cope with. Prayers coming your way. X
Virginia M Macasaet on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 21:35

Thank you Rosy for your kind words. It feels good to be back home in this safe space. My father continues to surprise us all, including his doctors! I'll share more about him as I catch up on my late posts....

Thank you Rosy for your kind words. It feels good to be back home in this safe space. My father continues to surprise us all, including his doctors! I'll share more about him as I catch up on my late posts....
Stephen Evans on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 21:21

Life is such a mystery - I cannot see the why's of events, and so assume there are none. Things just happen. My parents lived to their late 80's and my brother, who I would have said would long outlive me he was so strong and healthy, passed at 55. I think the best way to live is to live the best way, not just for yourself but for all in all, to borrow Rosy's phrase. A challenge no doubt every day.

Life is such a mystery - I cannot see the why's of events, and so assume there are none. Things just happen. My parents lived to their late 80's and my brother, who I would have said would long outlive me he was so strong and healthy, passed at 55. I think the best way to live is to live the best way, not just for yourself but for all in all, to borrow Rosy's phrase. A challenge no doubt every day.
Virginia M Macasaet on Tuesday, 14 December 2021 21:37

Things just happen.... I so agree with you! This pandemic just happened! It took me by surprise, regardless, I truly have no complaints... only silver lining discoveries that make my journey on this earth so worth living!

This is what I miss most about Green Room! Connections that are genuine despite not ever meeting face to face! :-)

Things just happen.... I so agree with you! This pandemic just happened! It took me by surprise, regardless, I truly have no complaints... only silver lining discoveries that make my journey on this earth so worth living! This is what I miss most about Green Room! Connections that are genuine despite not ever meeting face to face! :-)
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