The 300-kiloton reminder that life is precious.

A lot of people in Russia woke up this morning, ready to start their day.  I bet none of them thought they would be injured by a meteor.  So often we focus on the dangers of Earth–wars, famine, disease, crime…but we forget that there is something much larger out there–beyond our comprehension.  At the end of the day, we are at the mercy of so many things.  If it doesn’t make you wonder, then nothing ever will.

After I read about the meteor strike, I began to think about all the stupid things that bother me.  The list grew and grew.  I still came back to one thing.  Today, a meteor hit the Earth’s surface.  In an unrelated incident, a huge asteroid came close to hitting our planet.  My point is, we have no control at all over anything when it comes down to it.  We are simple specks in what otherwise is a huge universe that has control of everything.

So….relax.  Today was a great reminder that no matter how bad things are–it’s a waste of time to be angry, upset and disappointed.  You have this short time to enjoy life and make something memorable.  Take some time today to think about that.  If a 300-kiloton meteor isn’t enough to wake you up a little….

Love one another and be well! 

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2 thoughts on “The 300-kiloton reminder that life is precious.

  1. You are so right on every point. We have people all around us trying to get our attention, and our money, with a whole mess of dooms day prophecies so it is always wise to focus on the big picture and not get too concerned about their “Sky is Falling” scare tactics. The meteorite in Russia was a mere reminder of things that have happened in the past and will most certainly happen again. There have been asteroid collisions in the past that made the entire earth nearly uninhabitable for centuries. You said so much with a few words when you advised us to step back and make the most of what we have.

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