Every story is different, but we all have them. I'm very happy with mine, but it had a rough start, which I suppose made me the person I am in some ways. Can you look at your life as a story? What is your story telling? Are you living for yourself, or have you learned that life is so much more than that? Our lives are all short stories, but some are shorter than others. I went to a funeral today for someone whose story was short, but it was a story of God's grace, so it was truly good.
For lunch yesterday, I tried out Kikku's in Fresno. I met a friend down there and noticed right away this is a popular lunch spot. Try #19 on the menu, the spicy chicken plate. I should have ordered that, but went for the pot stickers instead, which were great, but nothing like the chicken. Styrofoam plates were no big deal. Everyone was there for a power lunch, then back to work.
When your kids pack up and move out of the house, they leave behind years of memories and the knowledge that life is a gift from God, and sometimes all we can do is sit down and close our eyes and say thank you.