GRATEFUL GIRL'S THOUGHT FOR THE DAY:
Back when I was young --and, at least in my teenage son's mind: everyone thought the world was flat and pterodactyl filled the sky-- there was a rock band called Cinderella. Odd name for tough boy rock-and-rollers, I know. I guess that was the ironic point.
Ah, Cinderella. I loved them. They were discovered by Gene Simmons (of KISS fame) but it was Jon Bon Jovi who put them on the map by orchestrating a record contract for them and featuring them in his band's videos.
They had this amazing bluesy, edgy, heavy metal yet glam rock sound which was perfectly complemented by the raspy, crackling voice of lead singer Tom Keifer. Wonder whatever happened to them? I digress.
Cinderella's (arguably) biggest hit was entitled "Don't Know What You Got 'Til It's Gone." It was true in the 1980s ---and well before. It remains a fact to this day and likely will into posterity.
Not one of us can claim the absolute absence of regret in our lives. It may be huge; it may be tiny. Could be something you wish you'd said or done to someone who's no longer with us. Maybe it's a job you're sorry you left or a friendship you'd like to recapture. Then again, maybe it's the one who got away. Hmm.
Regardless, the message is: life's short. So, if you have the opportunity to fix a mistake, correct an offense or turn bad into good: do it. Now. Today. If you're sorry, say so. If you erred, atone. If you think better of a wrong decision, reverse it because everything's temporary here on planet earth. You only get so many chances to right the ship, you dig?
After all, you don't know what you got 'til it's gone...
MT 9:14-15 -The disciples of John came to Jesus, saying, “Why do we and the Pharisees fast often, but your disciples do not fast?” And Jesus said to them, “The wedding guests cannot mourn as long as the bridegroom is with them, can they? The days will come when the bridegroom is taken away from them, and then they will fast.”