Tuesday, October 25, 2011

No Guarantees

'Autumnal Still Life' photo (c) 2011, David Blackwell. - license: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.0/
Throughout my life I've been told several times that life has no guarantees.  However, it is easy to live day to day and expect things to continue on the path you planned.  The hardest part grieving Erica has been the reminder that life has no guarantees.  I have tried to take a more "carpe diem" approach to life but I haven't fully embraced the idea.  Sometimes it's hard to change.  Sometimes it's hard to take a chance when you know there is no guarantee.  I do believe that life is what we make it and even when things don't go as planned we still have a choice in the way we handle it. 
“Love means to commit oneself without guarantee, to give oneself completely in the hope that our love will produce love in the loved person. Love is an act of faith, and whoever is of little faith is also of little love.”  ~Erich Fromm

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