2020-03-07 - Enjoying Every Moment
Ecclesiastes 3:12 (NIV) I know that there is nothing better for men than to be happy and do good while they live.
For five-and-a-half years, my wife and I were blessed with the company of a little dog named Shiloh. She came to us after years on the streets. Her life had been one of hunger, blindness, and loneliness. When she joined us, her sight had just been restored, and she was finally able to see again.
Shiloh enjoyed every moment of every day with us. She was safe, sheltered, well fed, and most of all, she was loved. And Shiloh loved us unconditionally.
Those 5 1/2 years passed way too quickly. It seems like Shiloh came to live with us just yesterday. But we know that she lived each day like it was the best day of her life. She lived each day fully and with vigor and love for her family, and she knew that she was loved and cherished.
What we learned from Shiloh is to treasure each day. Live each day to the fullest. Show your love to others. Don’t waste a minute of your lives together. Like Shiloh, be happy and do good every day.
Richard Moser, Jr
All scripture references are from the New International Version (NIV) unless otherwise noted.