Kobe & Gianna Bryant

Love Like Tomorrow Is Not Promised

Whew…..we made it through January and it ended on a pretty rough note. As many of you know there was a tragic helicopter crash that happened last week. Unfortunately, it took the lives of nine people: John, Keri & Alyssa Altobelli, Sarah & Payton Chester; Christina Mauser, Ara Zobayan, and Kobe & Gianna Bryant. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of their families. I absolutely can not imagine what they are going through during this difficult time. Some may wonder what good could come out of such an awful tragedy. If we take nothing else away from this incident, we should remember to love like tomorrow is not promised.

January 26, 2020

Unfortunately, sometimes is takes devastation to help us realize that we need to do better at loving our loved ones while we have them here on earth.

Kobe Bryant made it clear that his family was his most important priority. Outside of all the accolades, awards, businesses and notoriety, being a father was his greatest accomplishment. There is no doubt in my mind that he died knowing that he gave his family his all.

If your life ended tomorrow, could you say the same?

 

It is so easy to place work, church, volunteering and /or social life ahead of your family. Work may require a lot from you and you need to work to provide for your family. Though this may be the case, it should not become an excuse for not being engaged with your family. Remember they are the reason why you work. Without them, does your work having meaning?

Balance is tricky and it looks different for each family. The key is finding what works for yours. If spending time and loving your family is truly your priority, you will make time to make sure they see and feel your love.

Love is an action.

 

It’s easy to say I love you but love is truly felt through one’s actions. Just like you may have to sacrifice family time to work, you should also be willing to sacrifice any free time for your family. That may mean you get fewer hours of sleep sometimes. This could look like you taking 30 minutes to play a video game or help with your child with their homework as soon as you get off work. Maybe it’s carving out time to give your spouse your undivided attention.

Love can be shown by visiting your parents regularly, calling a friend to check on them, or sending a text or card to a loved one just to let them know you are thinking about them.

The point is, there is no excuse for anyone not to make those close to them feel and see their love.

Greatest love

The Bible tells us that love is the greatest thing to have. After all, God is love. He has blessed us to have a family in one way or another. It is only right that we show God appreciation for His blessings by not taking what we have for granted.

Love Like Tomorrow Is Not Promised

 

We can find another job and make more money, but we can’t replace our family. Once their time on earth is up, there is nothing we can do to prevent it.

Kobe & GiGi

So hug your kids more often, let them know you’re proud of them. Kiss your spouse before you leave out the house each day. Let your parents or the people who were influential in your life know that you appreciate them. Show up for a friend. Leave no rock unturned.

Five families thought they had plenty of time to do these things, but they will never get the chance again. Tomorrow is not promised, so love like today could be your last.

In Relentless Pursuit,

Brandi Michelle

 

 

Brandi Michelle

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