Too often we forget how precious and fragile this life we are living day to day is. Some tragic stuff is happening people, and I hope that besides the guilty pleasure of indulging in a little bit of real life drama by reading or watching the news we are realizing how everything we have and everything that is at our finger tips can be taken in a blink of an eye. Like our family friend Marcus Nelson, who was killed in a drunk driving accident, like this Ranger fan who's son watched him fall to his death, or like this family who were killed in a plane crash over the wilderness of Alabama. Or like the millions of people all over our world who are leaving this earth with out explanation every minute.
I have been on this crazy rampage of loving everything about life and the ones that I love the most, my family, my lover, my friends, my coworkers... So tonight I googled what I have been thinking about the most..
First I googled the image of "Beautiful Life" "Abundance" and "Satisfied" And do you know what appeared? An array of celebrities and rich people... their fancy houses, ridiculously priced cars, red carpets, and money. Really? I laughed when this came up, so predictable...sure it would be nice but come on Google, your supposed to give us the honest answer you've become like the mascot of humanity, and this is BY FAR the honest answer, right? DO YOUR JOB GOSH DARNIT!
So here's the images I would of chosen first for "Beautiful Life" "Abundance" and "Satisfied"
(Take this as a lesson GOOGLE!)
This photograph was taken by the crew on board the Columbia during its last mission, on a cloudless day. The picture is of Europe and Africa when the sun is setting. Half of the picture is in night. The bright dost you see are the cities lights. The top part of Africa is the Sahara Desert. Note that the lights are already on in Holland, Paris, Barcelona and that its still daylight in Dublin, London, Lisbon and Madrid. BEAUTIFUL isn't it? (image)
A group of over a thousand met in the southern parts of Italy to hold hands for five minutes. Just five minutes, in the name of unity. Abundance;an extremely plentiful or over sufficient quantity or supply ...at it's best! I want to hold hands with a thousand strangers! How overwhelming would that feel? (Image)
I get goosebumps and butterflies just thinking about it.
A young boy who mind you, is an orphan and unable to come in to contact with younger children due to a life threatening immune deficiency, yet finds pure bliss in kissing another visiting orphan through a glass wall in the UK. (Image)
So did Google get it wrong, or did Google get it wrong?
If those don't make you want to take a deep breath in, touch something or someone alive around you, or really embrace the NOW then I don't know what else will.