Monday, April 11, 2011

Heaven On Earth

I was thinking about things the other night and wondering . . . if Heaven is so wonderful and so great, why are we so set on living long and playing out this life full of continuous ups and downs, where the ups seem short and the downs seem extra long? We have been talking to our girls about the incredible place called Heaven where Max is, and how he is really happy there. Out of the blue, Abby, my deep thinker told Ryan and me that she didn't want to be here anymore and that she wanted to go to Heaven. We were taken back by the comment and talked to her about how, in life, we have a lot of choices, but when we leave this earth will be God's choice. We talked to her about a lot of other things too. Her comment did make me think. In my heart, I was on the same page as her. I'm over it, I'm over this place called earth and this thing called life . . . it's hard. I want to be in a great place with my little bud Max and the rest of my family. A place where there are no worries, only love and peace. I'm tired of people being bad, tired of wondering if people are telling me the truth or not, I'm tired of having to shelter my kids or tell them to turn their heads away from inappropriate things or worry about "danger strangers". So what's the point? Avoiding as much evil or bad as possible? Everything I've heard about Heaven is sweet, I want to go there really bad but like I told my little girl, when we go is not our call. I read someone write "The only way to really prepare for death is by living life to its fullest." I don't take that as, eat, drink, and be merry; I read it as . . . the only way to really prepare for death is by living to our fullest potential. Every vacation I have taken with Ryan, we play the "Could you live here" game. When I think about a place I would want to live, it's Heaven . . . a place of peace, love and beauty. Let's bring a bit of Heaven here to earth. Let's be kind to others, love each other, and not argue as much. Those little grudges that your holding onto . . . let them go, in the long run they don't really matter anyway. Open your eyes and look around you, there are so many beautiful people out there, let's reach out to them, help each other, lift each other up. Be honest with each other and honest to ourselves.


Let's live to our fullest potential and live life to its fullest!


Stay tuned for more living . . .

7 comments:

Ali said...

PERFECTLY said, I love the way you write and think. love ya

Meghann said...

Thanks for writing this. You make such a thoughtful point and I'd have to agree.

The Francis Family said...

Amen. That's why I love kids. Abby is so sweet. I like Charlie Jackson too.

Megs said...

Wonderful, beautiful post. You are so right.

Christina said...

Jon taught me--"Why not live a Celestial life here on Earth-that's our goal while we are here."
It has completely changed how I view my life and do the things I do.

Ye Stewart Clan said...

I really liked this post.

Anonymous said...

It is difficult to say what is impossible, for the dream of yesterday is the hope of today and the reality of tomorrow.