When Life Prepares You

Every once in awhile something takes me back to something I heard or read years ago and I almost wonder if it was to prepare me for what I face today. I know everything is a lesson and makes us who we are and therefore prepares us for this moment. But certain things seem to have randomly been put in my life years ago for now.

David’s sophomore year he discovered the author Mitch Albom. He wrote “Tuesday’s With Morrie” and “The Five people you Meet in Heaven” among other titles. David share the books with me and I too become a fan of his writing. In fact I remember the day brought “Five People you meet in Heaven” home and told me I HAD to read it. I did that night.. the whole book in one night. David owned a copy of it at one point. I may go get him the hardback and encourage him to read it again. Maybe he too needs to be reminded that even though Micheal’s life was far too short it touched many and will continue to.

Today while flipping through the TV channels I came across the movie “Five People You Meet In Heaven” and watched .. missed the last 15 minutes but that is typical in this house. Now keep in mind I rarely watch movies made from books I have read. I simply feel the books are always better and have in fact avoided watching this movie for years. I almost bought the book while we were in California a couple weeks ago ( How come every time I write a blog the song “Heaven was Needing A Hero Plays” UGH it’s hard to write through tears.)

ANYWAY… with everything going on with me I decided to take a mental leave of absences and watch a whole movie and this one seems to be the chosen one. As I watched I thought about how many people have touched my life because of Micheal. I listened to certain lines on the movies and reminded myself how true they were IE : “Fairness does not govern life and death…If it did, no good man would ever die young…” I suppose the lessons of each of the heavens visited in the book are lessons I needed to be refreshed on; Sacrifice, forgiveness, Love, anger/hate, loyalty.

“That’s the thing. Sometimes when you sacrifice something precious, you’re not really losing it. You’re just passing it on to someone else.” I suppose that takes me back to the beginning of this blog… investing Micheal’s life coin. This time I think I need to invest it in myself instead of others though.

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