Today is my wife’s birthday. I’ve finished writing a “mushy” note, which was placed inside her card, and I plan to spend the day with her, celebrating this special day. Birthdays ought to be celebrated.
Life is a precious gift from God. We each owe our very existence to Him. Every breath we breathe is because of His grace. Without Him we could do nothing—we wouldn’t even be here were it not for Him.
Life is precious because it is filled with opportunities. At the very top of the list is the opportunity to know and commune with God. Were there nothing else, that is enough to make life worth living. It is a shame that so many people do not avail themselves of this wonderful opportunity. They miss the best thing in life!
But, there are other things that make life worth living. In addition to the gift of life there are the gifts of life for which we should be thankful. The best of these gifts are people, not things; relationships, not riches. Thank God for those people who are a part of our life. There is no way to measure the worth of our family and friends.
But there is something else about living that should give us cause for rejoicing. Not only should we be thankful for the blessings of life we should be thrilled because of the opportunity to be a blessing. Like Abraham of old, we have been blessed to bless. Regardless of who you are, you can find purpose and satisfaction in life by being a blessing to others. That alone makes life worth living. The most important thing is not that you are loved, but that you love. Don’t spend your life bemoaning the fact that others don’t love you as they should. The greater blessing comes from you loving them as you should. Life gives you that opportunity. That is cause for celebration. Think about it!