I Wish You Would Have…

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Anna Graves Baron ‎…am heartbroken to hear that Ernie Santos and his wife died this weekend. Ernie just left a message on Friday on my wall about the hot air balloon pics. He said “My little one lost it when she saw these this morning. She wanted to chase them…we both almost played hooky and did.” …oh Ernie, I wish you would have played hooky and had that last day with her. *tear*

As I read these words on a friend’s Facebook wall, it felt as if someone had kicked me in the gut. How many times do I have to learn this lesson before I get it into my thick skull that life is so precious? That it is not about someday?

It is about right now, today, this moment.

It is so easy for me to get hung up on waiting for the rainbow after the storms that I completely forget to LIVE during the storms. No one promised us rainbows. Our only promise is where we are right now in this moment.

I am so very blessed, but somehow I forgot to see that for a bit.

It’s time for me to return to my commitment of a new journey.

And it is time for me to read the Way of the Peaceful Warrior and The Four Agreements again, but above all to start LIVING what I learn.

Cricket Walker

A New Journey Day Fourteen

  1. Anna Baron
    Anna Baron09-22-2010

    Thank you Cricket. Ernie’s last post on my wall will haunt me forever. There is no way any one could have known he would die that night on his way home. Undoubtedly I will always think of him and his daughter every time I see a hot air balloon. I hope someday I can see a hot air balloon without a tear in my eye….but it will be a while.

    On the other hand Ernie taught me the lesson of not taking life for granted, especially with my midgets. Like you said Cricket, it’s not about someday, it’s about right now, today, this moment.

    Please pray for Loran and Lacey. They have a strong family, they will be taken care of, but I know those kiddos are hurting so terribly right now. It just breaks my heart.

  2. Doc Sheldon
    Doc Sheldon09-23-2010

    Very sorry to hear about Ernie and his wife, Cricket. As you say, there’s only the present. Tomorrow may never come. It’s a lesson we’d all do well to remember.

  3. Sergio
    Sergio10-20-2010

    Thank you Cricket, Seems like everytime I’m feeling a little down. I turn to your page and I find an inspiring phrase or two.

  4. Cricket Walker
    Cricket Walker10-20-2010

    Life is about living, laughing, loving….

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